Goodfellow Bros. Gives $136,000 to Nonprofits in Washington, Hawaii, California, and Oregon

GBI Centennial Grant Awards

 

To conclude its centennial celebration, Goodfellow Bros. increases charitable gift to $136,000
in support of 25 nonprofits within its local communities

 

Wenatchee, WA (Jan. 25, 2022) — Goodfellow Bros. concluded its year-long 2021 centennial celebration by donating a total of $136,000 to 25 nonprofit organizations based in Washington, Hawaii, California and Oregon. When Goodfellow Bros. initially announced its centennial charity grant program in February 2021, it committed to giving away one $50,000 grant to a single charitable organization operating within a community the company serves. After receiving nearly 200 applications and reading so many compelling stories, the company made the decision to increase its overall donation to accommodate more charities and to spread it among 25 nonprofit organizations across the four states it serves.

“Each and every grant application was emotional, heartfelt and shed light on a real need in our local communities. As we reviewed them it became clear that we had to find a way to do more,” said Chad Goodfellow, CEO of Goodfellow Bros. “People are the core of our business, so this was a perfect way to mark our 100-year anniversary and give back to so many organizations and causes supporting the communities in which we live and work.”

The list of grant recipients ranges from educational programs and healthcare initiatives to environmental conservation projects and food banks.

“This generous grant from Goodfellow Bros. will help us continue to serve the growing number of Hawaii’s community members who are facing food insecurity,” said Jennine Sullivan, Executive Director at The Pantry, based in Honolulu and the only eCommerce food distribution in the state. “The funds we received will help ensure we have the bandwidth to keep pace with Oahu’s skyrocketing demand for fresh, diverse, nutritious food during this unprecedented time in history. With Goodfellow Bros. support, we can continue to be the lifeline to our community, offering food insecure families access to a weekly food safety net year-round, so they are no longer forced to make the heartbreaking decision on choosing between food and other essentials just to survive.”

The complete list of organizations that GBI donated to, broken down by region, is as follows:

Washington

Hawaii

California

Oregon

 

 

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