On March 9, I had the honor of representing Long Beach Organic in receiving a donation of $1,000 from the family-owned Citywide Restaurant Group, as they opened a Wingstop franchise location in Long Beach, at 1504 W. Willow St.
I was impressed to see a local business owner interested in supporting food access and environmental restoration through community gardens on this festive occasion. We were joined by Mayor Robert Garcia for the ribbon-cutting, roughly 75 local residents, and the Cabrillo HS Junior Cheer team.
At Long Beach Organic, we do a lot with a little – providing garden space for roughly 200 households throughout Long Beach, and are grateful for small and large tax-deductible donations alike. Proceeds from this donation will specifically go towards improvements at our garden in West Long Beach, the Mary Molina Community Garden.
The garden will get improvements to the shed, new raised beds, and more – including increased marketing and promotion to diverse and low-income residents who live within a mile of the garden. As always, we encourage our members and supporters to consider recruiting donors such as these to help support our cause!
Donations of all sizes can be made on our website, or by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. Donations include an annual membership, which gives donors access to all our workshops and events.
Thanks for checking out our blog – I hope to see you in the garden!
- Tony Damico, Vice-President, Long Beach Organic