At Hempler’s, we do more than make great food products. We are also dedicated to giving back and making a difference by providing our neighbors access and opportunities to build healthy futures for themselves and their communities. We believe our communities thrive when its people are cared for, and we believe that by making our neighbors a priority, we can have a significant impact.
In that spirit, we launched an end-of-year “Kindness Unites Us” campaign to donate to some local organizations during this season of giving.
First up was The Market, which is the Bonney Lake Food Bank. They named their food pantry “The Market” because it looks like any Metropolitan Market and operates according to a grocery-store choice model. They have a wish list of their most-needed items, and we donated 400 pounds of food to help stock their shelves.
We sponsored “Walk for the Babies,” benefitting the Pediatric Interim Care Center (PICC) in Kent. The PICC provides 24-hour medical monitoring and nursing care to fill the gap between hospital and home for infants recovering from prenatal drug exposures or other medical difficulties. They have a need for specific infant and PPE/cleaning supplies and we were happy to help.
We love our hometown heroes! We visited the Kent Police Department and the Ferndale Police Department to express our gratitude for all they do, and to treat them to some goodies.
Post-surgery breast cancer patients face many challenges. It’s extremely intimidating to find comfortable, well-fitting clothing options. Choices are slim and very costly. We donated post-surgery mastectomy camisoles so the surgeon can offer one to the patients in the most need.
Friendship House is recognized as a gateway for people struggling with homelessness to reenter society. Their unique service model places special emphasis on transforming a person’s crisis into an opportunity for empowerment and self-sufficiency. Their largest needs are for bedding and underwear and we dropped off a donation at their facility in Mount Vernon.
We are honored to have had the support of our community for over 80 years, and are so grateful to be able to give back. There’s nothing more satisfying than the joy of giving!