Oakland, October 16, 2018 – PRESS RELEASE – Bloom Farms, one of California’s manufacturers and distributors of cannabis products, is leading an effort that brings together a cross-section of the California cannabis industry to fight hunger in the state in recognition of the United Nations’ World Food Day, Tuesday, Oct. 16.
The month-long program brings together many of the leading product and distribution companies and their dispensary partners throughout California to raise consumer awareness of pervasive food insecurity, drive donations to local food banks across the State, and support the UN’s mission of a zero hunger world by 2030. As part of the initiative, Bloom Farms will donate two meals to food banks for each sale it makes on Oct. 16 through participating dispensaries in addition to its ongoing 1-meal-for-1-sale program.
Since its founding in 2014, Bloom Farms has been on a mission to end hunger in California and beyond. The company has donated approximately 1.4 million meals through its 1-for-1 program and has a goal of donating five million meals.
To raise awareness and drive donations, Bloom Farms has partnered with Pax to run a series of promotional events. At the events, held in dispensaries throughout the month, customers purchasing two Bloom Farms Pax Pods will receive a free Pax Era vape pen that will be custom engraved on-site. Pax also is providing $10,000 to fund meal donations.
Bloom Farms is also introducing a World Food Day Exclusive Pineapple Single Origin oil cartridge for the month of October and will be offering a Buy Any Two Bloom Farms Products Get One Pineapple Single Origin For A Penny demo events at select dispensaries throughout the month. Bloom Farms World Food Day promotional items will be available at these dispensaries.
Leading delivery service Eaze also will be promoting the campaign across its web and social channels throughout the month and offering a 20 percent discount on Bloom Farms products on Oct. 16 to encourage sales and related meal donations.
To find out where and when events are being held, look for demo days and Pax Engraving events on the calendar at www.getbloomfarms.com/events/
Bloom Farms also is organizing volunteer days for the industry and invites budtenders and dispensary and partner staff to join its employees volunteering at food banks throughout the state this month. Sign up at www.getbloomfarms.com/volunteer.
“There are too many people wondering where their next meal will come from in every county in America, even those with significant wealth or great agricultural traditions like many counties in California,” said Mike Ray, Bloom Farms founder and CEO. “We built Bloom Farms around two missions–to provide great legal cannabis products and to end food insecurity in the communities that we live and work in. We’ve made great strides so far and, with the help of so many community-minded members of the cannabis industry this month, we can move even further towards our goal.”
Participating dispensaries include:
- Abatin Wellness Center - Sacramento
- Apothekare - San Diego
- Berkeley Patients Group - Berkeley
- Big Sur Cannabotanicals - Carmel
- Bud and Bloom - Santa Ana
- Buds & Roses - LA
- Calaveras Little Trees - Calaveras
- CCA - LA
- Erba - LA
- Firehaus - LA
- Green Dot - West LA
- GVC - LA
- Hemp Hop Station - Vallejo
- Herbarium LA - LA
- Hi Fidelity - Berkeley Hollywood High Grade - LA
- Hueneme Patient Collective - Port Hueneme
- Hwy 33 (Bynate Cooperative) - Crows Landing
- Lux - San Jose
- March and Ash - San Diego
- Nice Guys Delivery - Marin
- One Love Beach Club - Long Beach
- Pure 710 SF - San Francisco
- Rio Vista Farms - Rio Vista
- Santa Barbara Care Center - Goleta
- Sespe Creek Collective - Ojai
- The Grove - La Mesa
- Therapeutic Healthcare Collective - Soquel
- Urban Treez - LA
- Zen Garden Wellness - Sacramento
Food Banks that will receive donations from Bloom Farms 2:1 and 1:1 programs and/or where Bloom Farms is organizing volunteer days include:
- Alameda County Food Bank
- El Dorado Food Bank - Cameron Park
- Redwood Empire Food Bank- Santa Rosa
- Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services San Diego Food Bank
- Second Harvest Food Bank - Santa Clara
- SF Marin Food Bank - San Francisco
- World Harvest Food Bank - Los Angeles
Food Insecurity Fast Facts:
- 1 in 8 people in America–or 40 million people--struggle with food insecurity (Source: USDA)
- 1 in 6 children don’t know where their next meal is coming from (Feeding America)
- Food insecurity exists in every county in America (USDA)