Small businesses make a big difference for charities. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), 75 percent of small companies donate to charities each year, averaging a contribution of six percent of profits to charity. Considering the economies of scale involved, that’s considerably higher than larger companies.
The Salvation Army of Long Beach, CA is certainly benefiting from small business benevolence. Local home delivery food service company, SPUD, has a “no waste policy” that ensures all leftover food goes out to the local community. That includes the food pantry at The Salvation Army of Long Beach, which provides groceries for 1,000 people in need each month with help from area supporters like SPUD.
Check out "Small Business Big Impact," featured on The Salvation Army Western Territory’s blog, Expect Change, which reveals the strength of collaborative giving: http://www.salvationarmyexpectchange.org/2013/02/27/small-business-big-impact/
If you’d like to donate a bag (box or even bus load!) of food to your local Salvation Army food pantry, check out our main website for a list of locations near you: www.SalvationArmyUSA.org.
*Photo Credits: Salvation Army USA WestTags: Doing the Most Good, Food