Barons Market Raises Nearly $32,000 for Local Charities in 2015

| January 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

Family-owned grocery stores supported 156 causes

Step inside any of Southern California’s five Barons Market locations and you will discover much more than groceries. Community news boards splashed with flyers and a plethora of cheerful employees will update you on the store’s latest events, workshops or tastings. This is how the family-owned, all-natural grocery store donated $31,561 for 156 local charities in 2015.

Baron’s management team gathers before a local store.

Baron’s management team gathers before a local store.

“At Barons you’ll find good food and good prices, but most importantly you’ll find good people,” says Vice President of Marketing Rachel Shemirani. “They are the drivers behind raising money for local organizations, bagging groceries for veterans, pouring at our beer pairings and so much more.”

The San Diego Food Bank, Cancer Angels and the Temecula-Murrieta Community Pantry, among many other organizations, benefited from Barons’ fundraising efforts this year. In 2015 you could find Barons involved in everything from school fairs to community parades, from pet adoptions to collaborations with some of San Diego’s top local brewers. Certain events, including the store’s quarterly Backroom Beer Pairings, donated 100 percent of its proceeds to nonprofits in the stores’ backyards.

“Building a successful small business means more than your profit and your growth,” says Barons CEO Joe Shemirani. “Evaluate your success based on other factors, particularly what your business does to help others in your community. Once you’re doing that, then consider yourself on a path to success.”

In 2016, Barons plans to continue pushing small business boundaries with healthy-eating field trips, collaborations with more local organizations and a new store in the Inland Empire. Barons will open its sixth location in Murrieta in January 2016.

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