Every year, Straus Family Creamery donates to community partners to help make our food system more sustainable, equitable, and prosperous. Together, we are building a better farming and food system.
Marin Agricultural Land Trust
We have a tradition of donating a portion of glass bottle sales to the Marin Agricultural Land Trust (MALT)—the first farmland trust in the nation —was co-founded by Ellen Straus and Phyllis Faber. We gave a total of $14,000 in 2020, helping MALT protect 54,000 acres of farmland in West Marin.
In 2020, we donated $1,000 in a holiday giving campaign to support La Cocina, an incubator program in San Francisco that empowers immigrants and women of color to become successful food entrepreneurs.
Redwood Empire Food Bank
We provided 174,000 pounds of product to the Redwood Empire Food Bank in 2020, helping to meet a 79% increase in demand due to Covid-19 and feeding more than 100,000 families across Northern California.
We also are proud to support the following leaders who do great work in their communities and strive to effect social change:
The mission of the Edible Schoolyard Project is to build and share a food curriculum for all schools, envisioning this “edible education” as part of the core curriculum of every school in the country.
Launched in the Bay Area in 2006, Sprouts Cooking Club teaches children from all socioeconomic, physical and mental health backgrounds the importance of healthy, nutritional foods through hands-on cooking with REAL chefs using REAL ingredients in REAL restaurants.