SANTA BARBARA, Calif., July 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Coastal Dispensary donates $10,000 in support of Unity Shoppe's efforts to safely provide healthy groceries to families in need. As the community struggles with the economic uncertainties of COVID-19, Unity Shoppe's important role in providing free, healthy grocery choices to hundreds of qualifying community members - is only growing. Coastal Dispensary is committed to supporting Unity Shoppe's ability to continue to serve those in need through proper sanitation and social distancing policies at their locations.
Unity Shoppe is a founding participant in Coastal's philanthropic employee community service program - Coastal Cares. "We appreciate Coastal's work in our community during these difficult times," said Pat Hitchcock, Director of Donor Relations at Unity Shoppe. "Unity Shoppe welcomes Coastal's generous donation to support our efforts to provide grocery choices in a safe environment, for our at-risk community members during this pandemic," said Hitchcock.
Coastal Cares is focused on addressing homlessness and economic inequality throughout the Central Coast through financial and programmatic contributions to local non-profit partners. At Coastal, all employees are encouraged to give back to the community through company sponsored volunteer opportunities with Unity Shoppe and PATH.
When launching Coastal Cares, Coastal partnered with Kenny Loggins, world renowned musician and longtime local Santa Barbara resident, as Coastal's Community Engagement Ambassador. "It's very fulfilling to see newer local companies like Coastal Dispensary supporting the important work that Unity Shoppe has been doing for over 100 years for our community," said Loggins, Coastal's Community Engagement Ambassador. "I'm very happy to see Coastal Dispensary working to create a positive impact in our non-profit community, especially during these difficult times," explains Loggins.
"Coastal is focused on encouraging a healthy, happy lifestyle - which can only be achieved with access to healthy, nutritional food options," said Devon Wardlow, Director of Public Affairs at Coastal Dispensary. "We are proud to support Unity Shoppe on an ongoing basis and the crucial services they provide to our community. As we get through this pandemic together, it is important that our non-profit partners have the necessary resources to serve our community in a safe and sustainable manner," said Wardlow.
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