What a year 2016 has been! With 11 new stores, hundreds of new team members, new food ventures in fried chicken, sandwiches, salad, juices, kosher & more, it’s easy to nab this as our busiest year yet! As the fastest growing supermarket on Long Island, we know we owe our continued growth to the communities we serve. So as busy as it might have been for us in-store, it was also within in the food pantries, youth groups, community centers, schools and organizations of your town that we were hard at work as well!
The culture here at Best Market is one that has always promoted doing your Best – both for yourself and those around you… and that isn’t just inspiration for our team members individually! As a company we are constantly at work to find ways to improve the lives of our patrons, neighbors, team members and friends.
One program we recently featured was “Best Wishes”. At the small price of $5, customers were given an option to donate a bag of nonperishable food items to the local charity of that stores choice. And wowza – you guys sure did donate!!!
Thanks to you, our Best Wishes program shattered the records from years before! In just the month of November, we raised and donated over 9,800 bags of food – each containing 5 meals – to thousands of families in need across the tri-state! Thank you for making this possible!
It isn’t only during the holidays we’re working to do the right thing. Thanks to a partnership with L.I. Cares Inc., we’re fighting for a hunger-free Long Island every day! Every night when we close any food that went unpurchased is given off to L.I. Cares. Their team then redistributes it to food banks across the Island to help those that need it most! Out of approximately 283,700 people on Long Island that receive emergency food each year (64,900 every week), we’ve donated over 12,944 lbs. of food since January – a number that still climbs each day!
We work hard to be a familiar friend to the many communities we serve in as many ways we can, and it’s no secret! The phones at Best Market HQ are always ringing with requests for a donation here, a sponsorship there and to host local events – calls we are happy to answer. From Boy/Girl Scout groups and local libraries to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and New York’s-Finest Police, Fire, and Emergency men and women – we do our part to improve the lives and missions of those around us. It’s the least we can do to show our thanks for letting us be your neighborhood’s first choice!
In 2016 alone Best Market successfully sponsored and donated to over 541 organizations, clubs & institutions throughout the tri-state.
106 RQW FRG PO, Inc. Abby Lane PTA Academy Mortgage Corp. ACLD ACLD – Farmingdale Bridges Act Ministries International, Inc. Adult Community Learning Center for Empowerment Inc. AFVA (Ardsley Friends of the Visual Arts) Agape Community Church AHRC Nassau/Citizens AIA/LIS Albany Avenue PTA – 5th Grade Committee All Saints Episcopal Church All Suffolk Car Clubs Almost Home Animal Rescue and Adoption ALSAC/St. Jude Alzheimer’s Association LI Chapter American Cancer Society American Cancer Society – William Floyd American Heart Association American Legion – Babylon Post 94 American Legion Auxiliary American Legion Family American Veterans Foundation Angel Bikes, Inc. Art Without Walls Assumption Council Columbiettes Autism Speaks Avon39 NYC Babylon American Legion Auxiliary Babylon Breast Cancer Coalition Babylon Youth Project Backpacks for Fellow Students Band Parents Association of Huntington Barnum Woods PTA Bayard Cutting Arboretum Bayview Florist Best Buddies Bethel Gospel Assembly Bethpage Volunteer Fire Department BIAB Bideawee Birch School PTA Staff Appreciation Committee Birchwood Intermediate School Birchwood Veterans Group B’Nai Israel Reform Temple Bohemia Fire Department Bohemia Historical Society Boy Scout Troop 246 Boy Scouts of America Boy Scouts of America – Troop 242 Boy Scouts of America Troop 194 Boy Scouts of America Troop 347 Boy Scouts of America Troop 438 Boy Scouts of America Troop 47 Boy Scouts of America Troop 604 Boy Scouts of America Troop 660 Boy Scouts Troop 485 Bread of Life Fellowship, Inc. Bretton Woods Ladies Golf Club Calvin Butts Memorial Scholarship Fund Canine Companions for Independence Captree Power Squadron, INC. Care One CASES Catholic Committee on Scouting Diocese of Rockville Centre Catholic Daughters of America Catholic Daughters of America No. 869 Catholic War Vets Post 1897 Center for Developmental Disabilities Parents Association Center for Science Teaching and Learning Center Street Elementary School PTA Centereach Fire Department Central Brookhaven Lions Club Central Islip Fire Department Central Presbyterian Church Centre Ave School Chai Lifeline/Team Peri Chatterton Parents Teachers Association Children and Youth Salvation Inc. Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church Chris Lutheran Church Church of Chris Congregational Church of Notre Dame – Rosary Society Church of the Good Shepherd Church Street School for Music and Art Church Unleashed Circle of Love Ministry Food Pantry Colonial Youth and Family Services Commack Coalition of Caring Commack Gridiron Club Commack Middle School PTA Commack SEPTA Commack United Methodist Church Community Ambulance Company, Inc. Community Housing Innovation Congregation Beth Israel Congregation Beth Tikvah Sisterhood Congregation Tifereth Israel Connetquot Lacrosse Booster Club Connetquot Senior Council Constantino Brumidi Lodge Copiague Evening Homemakers Copiague High School Band Coram Fire Department Cornell University Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County Cornell University Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County Correction Officers Benevolent Association Country Wood Primary Center PTA Cradle of Aviation CRC Crest Hollow Country Club Crew 601 Cub Scout Pack 66 Cutters’ Edge Cutting for a Cure Dan Lumley Fundraiser Davis Town Meeting House Society Davison Avenue PTA Decision Women in Commerce and Professions, Inc. Deepdale CARES NORC Deming-Young Farm Foundation, Inc. Denton Avenue PTA Department of Housing & Human Services (Town of Brookhaven LI) Division Ave PSTA Dominican Sisters of Amityville Dominican Village DORCAS Ministries Dr. Marilyn Mather School Of Education East Meadow Fire Department – Ladies Auxiliary East Meadow High School PTA East Meadow Jewish Center Men’s Club East Meadow Public Library East Northport Volunteer Fire Dept Eastern Farm Workers Association Eden II and Genesis Foundation EJ Autism Foundation ELIJA School and Foundation Elwood SEPTA EM Baker School EM Baker School Cherie’s Kids Emanuel Lutheran Church and School EPIC Long Island Ethical Culture Fieldston School Eugene Auer Memorial Elementary School Faith Outreach Ministries, Inc. Farmingdale Aquatics Swim Club Farmingdale Public Library Fire Marshal Benevolent Association of Nassau County, Inc. First Baptist Church of Cutchogue First Company Pink First Congregational Church Flushing Fresh Meadows Jewish Center Franciscan Center for Urban Ministry Frank Ohman School of Ballet Franklin Square & Munson Fire Department Franklin Square Lions Club Franklin Square Warriors Frederick Douglass Academy II Freedom Chapel Fresh Oils Ministry Fridays Rescue Foundation Friends and Angels Friends Help Friends Friends of America’s Vet Dogs Friends of Franklin Square Public Library Friends of James Friendship Baptist Church Full Gospel outreach Ministries Galilee Church of God in Christ Galilee Gospel Chapel Genevieve’s Helping Hands, Inc. Gift Children Books, Inc. GiGis Play House Girl Scout Troop 1140 Girl Scouts of Suffolk County Girl Scouts Troop 1728 Good Samaritan Nursing Home Good Shepherd Volunteers Grace Lutheran Church Great Neck Historical Society Great Neck South Great Neck South Middles School Great Neck Synagogue Hunger Initiative Guide Dog Foundation Guy M. Stewart Cancer Fund, Inc. Half Hollow Hills Special Education PTA Hallockville Museum Harbor Child Care Harlem Hebrew Language Academy Charter School Harley Ave PTA Hauppauge High School Soccer Program Have a Heart Children’s Cancer Society Hawkins Path School PTA Head for the Cure Foundation Helping Makes U Happy Inc Herricks Council od PTAS Hicksville Fire Department Hicksville Fire Department Junior Firefighters Hicksville Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary Hicksville Public School Hofstra Army ROTC Battalion Holmdel High School Project Graduation (HHS) Holy Name of Mary Church Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church Hope Missionary Baptist Church Hope DreaMS Walk Team HTx Services LLC Huntington Historical Society Huntington’s Disease Society of America Husky House Inc. IBREA Foundation Inclusive Sports & Fitness (ISF) Independence Plaza Senior Center Greenwich House Island Harvest Food Bank Island Park PTA Islip Elks – Lodge 2533 Islip Fire Department Islip Food for Hope Islip Girls Varsity Soccer Team Jamesport Fire Department JDRF – Long Island Chapter Jerusalem Avenue Elementary School PTA Jesus the Lord Jewel Quinn Senior Center at North Merrick Brookside School Jewish Community Center of West Hempstead John F. Kennedy Elementary School PTA John G Dinkelmeyer School John Paterson PTO John Pearl Elementary School John Street School Johns Place Joseph C. Caruso School Joseph’s Storehouse JTCF (John Theissen Children’s Foundation) Julia Becker Cystic Fibrosis Fundraiser Junior League of the Amityville Woman’s Club, Inc. Junior League of the Women’s Club of Farmingdale Keansburg PTA Keansburg School District Kimberly Coffey Foundation Kings Park HS Parent Faculty Association Kings Park Soccer Club Kings Park Youth Athletic Association Kiwanis Club of Amityville Kiwanis Club of Greater Westhampton Knights of Columbus Knights of Columbus – Council 3884 Knights of Columbus – Council 6062 Knights of Columbus #3402 Knights of Columbus Fourth Degree L.I. Against Domestic Violence Ladies Auxiliary Levittown Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary of Merrick H&L #1 Fire Dept. Lady Queen Church Last Change Animal Rescue Leisure Club of Greater New Hyde Park Levittown Community Council Levittown Kiwanis Club Levittown Senior Center Levittown West Little League LI Center for Business & Professional Women LI Coalition for the Homeless Lighthouse Mission Inc. Lindenhurst Union Free School District Lions Club International – Nassau County & Bermuda Lion’s Club of Baldwin Literacy Nassau Little Angel Fund Little Flower Education Foundation Inc. Little Shelter Animal Rescue & Adoption Center LMC Middle School Long Island ABATE Long Island Blue Jays Jr. Drum & Bugle Corps, Inc. Long Island Care, Inc. Long Island Head Start Long Island Home Builders Care, Inc. Long Island Teen Challenge Long Island Toy Lending Center for Children with Disabilities Lupus Alliance of LIQ Lutheran Church of the Epiphany Lynch Ballett Company Make A Wish/Kiwanis/Mary’s Pizza Manhasset Fire Dept Manhasset/Great Neck Head Start Program Marine Corps League – Detachment 614 Maryhaven Center of Hope Masles Documentary Center Massapequa High School Mastic Beach Hebrew Center Mater Dei High School Matthew’s Giving Tree Foundation May Moore Primary School Meadowbrook Elementary PTA Mercy Haven, Inc. Merrick Jewish Center Merrick Union Free School District Merrick United Methodist Church Merrick Volunteer Fire Department Metal Fortress Radio Middle Country Community Middle Township Public School Middletown High School South Touchdown Club Middletown public school Mill Neck Family of Organization Mineola High School Music Beyond Measure NA’AMAT – Long Island/Queens Council NAMI NANA’S House Nassau County Detectives – Law Enforcement Night Committee Nassau County Police Activity League Nassau Haven Family and Children’s Association Nassau Police Conference Nathaniel Woodhull Elementary PTO Nation Council of Jewish Women Nesconset Christian Church New Britain High School New Horizons Ministries New Jersey Blind Citizens Association, Inc. New Lane Memorial Elementary School PTA New Village Church Newington Chamber of Commerce Newington EMS Newington High School Newington Project Graduation Committee Newington Student Assistance Fund (NSAF) North Babylon Union Free School Dist. North Babylon Volunteer Fire Department St. No. 4 North Babylon Volunteer Fire Dept North Patchogue Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary North Ridge Primary School North Sea Fire Department North Shore Sephardic Synagogue North Shore University Hospital Northwell Health Solutions – Health Home Oakwood Primary Center Oblate Sisters of the Most Holy Redeemer Oceanside High School Oceanside School #6 Pre-K & Kindergarten Open Arms Care Center Order Sons of Italy in America Order Sons of Italy in America – Lodge 2253 Order Sons of Italy in America Lodge # 2538 ORT America Our Lady of Grace Parish Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Outreach Our Lady of Mercy School Over the Hill Gang Charities Oxhead Road Elementary School Pack 381- Scouts Pack 539- Scouts Paideia School 15 Pal-O-Mine Patchogue Fire Department Patchogue Lioness Club Patchogue- Medford High School Patchogue Medford PTA Council Peace Christian Church Preschool & Daycare Pilot Club of Sayville Pine Acres Swim & Tennis Club Pioneer Chapter of Hadassah Princess Ronkonkoma Productions PRONTO of Long Island, Inc. Pro-travel International PS 234 PTA Puccio Electric Queens Sickle Cell Advocacy Network, Inc. Quogue Fire Department Quogue Wildlife Refuge Rainbow House Company RBI Dream Charter School Relay for Life Resident Council of Siena Village Ride For Life, Inc. Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Prevention Riverhead Middle School Riverhead Varsity Cheer Booster Robert Moses Middle School PTA Rocket Wrestlers Ronald McDonald House of Central & Northern NJ Ronald McDonald House of Long Island RSVP Inc Rt. Rev. Msgr. Delaney Columbiettes Runyon’s Saint Catherine of Sienna RC Church Saint Mary Church Youth Ministry Santapogue Elementary School PTA Sarah Grace Foundation Selden Fire Department Services for the Under Served Shelter Link Sid Jacobson JCC Sideout Foundation Sisterhood Jewish Center Sisterhood of the Shelter Rock Jewish Center Smithtown Elks – Lodge 2036 Smithtown Gospel Tabernacle Smithtown West Varsity Cheerleading Society of St. Vincent De Paul Society of St. Vincent De Paul (Our Lady of Perpetual Help Conference) South Farmingdale Fire Department South Huntington Jewish center South Middle School PTA Southold Boy Scouts Troop 6 Special Olympics New York Sport Time Volleyball St. Joseph the Worker RC Church St. Aidan School St. Andrews Episcopal Church St. Ann’s Episcopal Church St. Boniface Haiti Foundation St. Catharine Pre-school St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Regional School St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church St. Francis of Assisi St. James Fire Department St. James United Methodist Church St. John the Baptist Church St. Joseph Catholic Elementary & Middle School St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital St. Margaret of Scotland Church St. Martin of Tours Youth Ministry St. Mary’s Knights of Columbus St. Paul’s Episcopal Church St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church St. Pius V School St. Rose of Lima School St. Thomas the Apostle R.C. Church St. Ursula Center St. Vincent De Paul (Our Lady of Perpetual Help Conference Stagecoach Elementary School STAR Foundation Steffi Nossen Dance Foundation Stepping Stone Support Stimson Middle School PTA SUDC Foundation Suffolk County Community College Suffolk County Firefighters Emerald Society Suffolk South Shore Lion’s Club Sunshine Alternative Education and Prevention Center T.E.A.L. Temple Beth El of Great Neck Temple Beth El of Patchogue Temple Beth Sholom Temple Beth-El of North Bellmore Temple Isaiah Temple Sinai Temple Tikvah The Ali Forney Center The ALS Association – Greater NY Chapter The Anthony Todaro Foundation The Arc of Monmouth The BBQ Brethren Community Outreach The Beat Lives On, Inc. The Cedarmore Corporation The Christian Koehler Foundation The Church of Saint Mary The Columbia Greenhouse Nursery School The Columbiettes Women’s Auxiliary Council # 6893 The Common Ground The Cutchogue Presbyterian Church The Doe Club of New Hyde Park The First Tee of Nassau County The Freeport INN The Garden City Jewish Center The Hardscrabble Senior Citizens’ Association The Heritage Trust The Huntington Historical Society The Lake Grove Lion’s Club The Leukemia & Lymphomas Society The Leukemia & Lymphomas Society NY Chapter The Lexibean Foundation The Mickey Mantle School The New York Bully Crew The Noel S. Ruiz Theatre CM Performing Arts Center The Parish of the Holy Cross The Presbyterian Church of Sweet Hollow The Ruth Chaffee PTA The Senate, State of New York, District Office The Towers at CCNY The Women’s Guild – Jesus the Lord Parish Theodore D. Young Community Center (Dept. of Community Resources) Three Village Meals on Wheels, Inc. Torah Community Center Town of Brookhaven Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter and Adoption Center Town of Newington Parks and Recreation Department Trinity Lutheran Church Troop 1612- Scouts Troop 284- Scouts Troop 433- Scouts Troop 57- Scouts Troop 601- Scouts TRYBE UCPN United Cerebral Palsy Association United church of Christ United Way of Long Island Unity Drive School PTA Ursuline Sisters if Tildonk Valley Stream North HS PTSA Valley Stream North HS Rangerettes Veterans of Foreign War – Post 2179 Veterans of Foreign War – Post 4347 Veterans of Foreign War – Post 9592 Vets of Foreign War – Post 4927 VFW Post Virginia’s House of Hope Visiting Nurse Service & Hospice of Suffolk, Inc. VTS Medical Systems W. Treper Clarke High School PTSA W.A.R.M. W121st Street Community Block Association W20 Foundation Walk for Dom Walt Whitman H.S. Wildcats Varsity Dance Team Walt Whitman High School Waverly Park School West Collaborative Middles School West Hartford United Methodist Church West Hempstead Elementary PTA (WHEPTA) West Hempstead Key Club West Hempstead Public Library West Islip Beautification Society West Islip Breast Cancer Coalition West Islip Fire Department West Islip Softball Booster Club West Sayville Fire Department Westfield George D. Ritchie Soccer Club Westhampton Beach Business Advisory Board Westhampton Beach Police Benevolent Association Westhampton Beach Volunteer Fire Dept. Westhampton Woman’s Club WHPTSA William Floyd School Willow Road PTA Wood Park Primary School PTA Wounded Warrior Project Yeshiva Har Torah