In addition to $10,000 donation, Oliver’s will match up to $25,000 in customer donations
Oct. 16, 2017
Oliver’s Market is joining the generous Sonoma County community in supporting fire relief efforts with a $10,000 initial contribution, followed up with a commitment to match up to $25,000 additional dollars in customer contributions to the North Bay Fire Relief Fund organized by Redwood Credit Union, the Press Democrat, and State Senator Mike McGuire.
“Our thoughts are with our employees and members of our community who face devastating losses from these wildfires,” said Oliver’s founder and president Steve Maass. “The North Bay Fire Relief Fund gives 100% of the contributions directly to victims to support both immediate and long-term needs. We are grateful for their efforts to support our community as we endure and rebuild from this tragedy. We will work toward our $60,000 goal initially, but depending on how things go, we may increase it.”
To have a donation to the North Bay Fire Relief Fund matched by Oliver’s, customers should let their checker know the amount they would like to contribute and it will be added to their purchase at any Oliver’s location. Stores are located at 546 East Cotati Ave., Cotati; 560 Montecito Center, Santa Rosa; 461 Stony Point Road, Santa Rosa; and 9230 Old Redwood Highway, Windsor. For store hours and more information, visit www.oliversmarket.com.
About Oliver’s Market
Established in 1988, Oliver’s Market is an employee-owned, independent grocer serving Sonoma County, California from four locations in Santa Rosa (2), Cotati and Windsor. Oliver's Markets strive to offer customers the finest selection of natural, conventional, and specialty products. This mission begins with a commitment to support the community through hundreds of local partners including farmers and producers of food, beverage, and wellness products. Oliver’s carries over 6,000 locally produced products, which account for 26% of sales annually. A member of the Sonoma County GoLocal Cooperative, Oliver’s received “Green Business Certification” from the Sonoma County Green Business Program (2011) and a “Best Practice Award” from the Business Environment Alliance (2007). It was named “Best Grocery Store” by the North Bay Bohemian (2000-2017) and won the “Outstanding Retailers Award” in 2005 and 2013 by the Specialty Food Association. In 2015, 2016 and 2017, Oliver’s was chosen for “Best Local Produce” in the Press Democrat’s “Best of Sonoma County” awards program, as well as earning additional recognition this year for “Best Local Deli”, “Best Locally Owned Grocery Store”, and “Best Butcher/Meat Department”. Oliver’s was named one of the “Best Places to Work in the North Bay” by North Bay Business Journal in 2016 and 2017, and was the featured Store of the Month in the December 2016 issue of Progressive Grocer Independent magazine. Additionally, Oliver’s earned the 2017 Progressive Grocer Outstanding Independent Award in the multi-store category and received the “Inclusive Employer Award” from Down Syndrome Association North Bay. Oliver’s Market became an Employee Owned Company (ESOP) and a Social Purpose Corporation in 2017. Learn more at www.oliversmarket.com.