WORKING WITH PURPOSE

At Market of Choice, we believe in working with purpose. To us, that means caring about the communities we serve and demonstrating our commitment. In this section of our blog, you will see stories about our team members and local food and beverage makers. You will learn about the ways we give back to community organizations and follow through on actions related to social justice and kindness. This is our place to share with you what is most meaningful to us. Thank you for taking the time to understand more about who we are and where we are going.

Teen’s delivery service comes through for those in need

Knowing that the pandemic has proved especially challenging for some people in higher risk categories, Neel Jain was helping out his grandmother last spring when an idea occurred to him.

2021-01-08T12:39:45-08:00January 6th, 2021|Working With Purpose|

Partnering to provide meals in Portland

This past holiday season, our Belmont and Cedar Mill stores in the Portland metro teamed up with two nonprofits focused on alleviating food insecurity through our donation of turkeys and through the support of our customers who donated via our Scan-A-Coupon program at checkout.

2021-01-08T12:35:06-08:00January 6th, 2021|Working With Purpose|

Helping Hungry Neighbors

Last year, we donated over a half-million meals to Oregon food pantries through donations of high-quality, unsold food. In every community we serve, we’ve partnered with a local food bank to make significant contributions to reduce hunger.

2020-11-19T13:40:22-08:00November 19th, 2020|Community, Working With Purpose|

Amplify Program Spotlights BIPOC, LGBTQ+ and Womxn Local Makers

For many years, we have supported local food and beverage makers in Oregon by helping them get to market and by telling their stories. We are now taking that local commitment a step further.

2020-11-06T13:27:37-08:00November 6th, 2020|Community, Working With Purpose|

Scan program and food donations provide over 1 million meals

Market of Choice customers make monetary contributions to their local food bank through our Scan-a-Coupon program every day. At checkout, customers are able to choose the amount they would like to donate and add it to their grocery bill, then use the receipt for tax deduction purposes. It’s an easy way to help hungry neighbors.

2020-10-29T09:41:28-08:00October 29th, 2020|Community, Working With Purpose|

Cedar Mill Beverage Steward Chris

For a beverage aficionado, working at Market of Choice is truly a dream come true. Keeping up with the latest trends in wine, beer and coffee is definitely one of the perks of the job, says Chris at our Cedar Mill Market. “There’s always something new. It’s an exploratory environment and I really enjoy that,” he says.

2020-10-21T13:15:54-08:00October 21st, 2020|People of MoC, Working With Purpose|

BIPOC local food and beverage grant recipients announced!

We are thrilled to be a supporting partner with BUILT Oregon and its grant program, which directly assists local BIPOC food and beverage makers in Oregon through funding and mentorship.

2020-10-15T09:30:55-08:00October 8th, 2020|Community, Working With Purpose|

New partnerships aim to elevate food and beverage makers in Oregon

Market of Choice is excited to announce an ongoing partnership with Built Oregon and XXcelerate. Together, we provide full-circle, ongoing business support, education, funding and shelf space to BIPOC, LGBTQ+ and womxn food and beverage producers in Oregon.

2020-10-15T12:37:42-08:00October 8th, 2020|Community, Working With Purpose|

Thank you to our community of donors and partners in fire relief efforts

While much of the smoke has cleared, our communities are still reeling from the damage done by the many fires that burned throughout our great state. We are sincerely moved by the outpouring of support that we have seen bestowed upon those who have lost so much. Here are some of the many ways we have worked together to help our fellow Oregonians.

2020-10-06T14:59:21-08:00October 6th, 2020|Community, Working With Purpose|

Partnership puts hand sanitizer in the hands of young athletes

Being able to play basketball, volleyball or soccer in a safe environment has never been as important as it is now, at a time when kids are feeling isolated from their peers and are in need of physical activity.

2020-10-02T15:14:58-08:00October 2nd, 2020|Community, Working With Purpose|