Shop to Support
Many local businesses are using eScrip, a program in which up to 5% of your purchases get donated to the nonprofit of your choice. To get started, go to eScrip.com and click sign up. You can enter your credit or debit card information into their secure system so that donations are made automatically when you shop at participating local grocers, including Fircrest, Food 4 Less, Glen Ellen Market, and Sonoma Market.
At a few local stores, such as Molsberry Market, Petaluma Market, and Oliver’s, you must also register for a community card at the store, and then you can tie it to your eScrip account online as well. Just ask for a form next time you’re in one of these stores. You’ll need to show the card each time you check out to make sure the money goes to the right place.
When you register, please make sure to select Food For Thought – Sonoma County AIDS Food Bank as your nonprofit of choice!
Another way to support Food For Thought while you shop is through Amazon Smile. By selecting us as your charity of choice, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your Amazon purchases to Food For Thought. To register, visit smile.amazon.com, then sign in to your Amazon account. You will be able to choose a nonprofit (we’re listed as Food For Thought: Forestville, CA).
Then, as you shop on Amazon, each item will note whether it is eligible for Amazon Smile – and most items are!