Buddies Brand has come together with two powerful organizations with the goal of offering some sense of relief during these trying times of social distancing and quarantine with the COVID-19. As one of the businesses deemed essential we’re striving to find ways to support and unite the communities we serve.
By uniting with Meals on Wheels and the James Beard Foundation, Buddies Brand seeks to give back to our elderly customers, as well as one of the most praiseworthy charity organizations for the culinary world. This charity drive will be going on throughout April in all three states that we do business: California, Oregon, and Washington. We’re calling this our Buddies Cares program.
Additionally, we’ll be donating $1,000 for every 5,000 Liquid Diamonds Live-Resin cartridges sold (up to $10,000). This will be representative of the total sales from all three states combined.
It’s undeniable that the US is experiencing a massive shift in the economy and workforce with the onset of the coronavirus. On top of that, the majority of deaths occurring from the virus are in those 50+ years of age. Buddies Brand is a community-driven company committed to supporting local businesses, the arts, and most importantly, our customers. By uniting with these two organizations we felt it was the best way we could provide help on a local-scale, with a widespread effect.
How Can You Get Involved?
We encourage all of our Buddies Brand family to take a moment to look over the meritorious history of both of the following organizations. If you have the means to lend a donation to either it would go directly to benefiting worthy causes.
We’ll also be running different 4/20 deals in each individual state we serve to give our customers even more affordable access to our flavorful single-source cannabis products. By purchasing our products, you’re directly supporting essential businesses on the front-lines of the COVID-19 epidemic fighting to serve the public.
As a retailer, by spreading the word of our efforts to your customers you’re giving them the opportunity to choose Buddies and help a noble cause. If your store wishes to donate directly to either of these two organizations, Buddies will happily feature your store in a future blog, as well as promote your store on our social media channels.
Meals on Wheels America
Existing in virtually every community in America, Meals on Wheels America is a legendary non-profit that directly addresses senior hunger and isolation. Their leadership organization currently supports more than 5,000 community-based programs across the country dedicated to addressing senior isolation and hunger. They boast a staff of over two million including volunteers. By delivering nutritious meals and offering friendly visits and safety checks, this network serves virtually every community in America.
Seniors are at the greatest risk amid the coronavirus. Local Meals on Wheels programs are fighting at the front lines each and every day. They’re focusing on delivering everything they can to help keep older Americans safe and nourished in communities across the country.
If you’re able to give to the Meals on Wheels COVID-19 Response Fund it would ensure local communities have what they need to our most at-risk Americans.
James Beard Foundation
Named in honor of the prolific food writer, cookbook author, and teacher, the James Beard Foundation is a praiseworthy New York City-based national non-profit for the culinary arts. Their humble mission is to celebrate, nurture, and honor chefs and other leaders creating a more delicious, diverse, and sustainable food culture in America.
The James Beard Foundation has been highlighting the centrality of food culture in our daily lives for more than 30 years. They’ve been able to truly empower the culture of food through their James Beard Awards, one-of-a-kind dining experiences at the James Beard House and around the country. They’ve also created a wealth of scholarships, hands-on learning opportunities, and a bevy of industry programs that educate and empower leaders in the community.