According to their website, this group’s mission is as follows:
“The FBA mission is to increase awareness of local businesses and to provide services to support those businesses. Through networking events, members get to know one another and the products and services offered. FBA members support each other with referrals and a surprising amount of business transpires.”
During my tenure as Executive Director, Food for Fairview has received support from the FBA in a number of ways, including donations to us by the group. We’ve had individuals from the group become interested in our mission after meeting with one of us at networking events who then went on to volunteer, and entire businesses who’ve stepped up to the plate to volunteer as a group or offer support in some way. We are so grateful to all who’ve helped in any capacity.
Most recently, the FBA held their annual Christmas party on December 8. 2014 at Highland Brewing Co. (the group has grown too large for any Fairview-area venue to hold everyone), and donations were collected for several local charities including Food for Fairview. We were so pleased to receive a large quantity of the items we’d asked for, which included paper goods and toiletry items, as well as monetary donations. Not to mention it was a great party!
Thanks again to the FBA – the group who “keeps it local” by stepping up to help members of the local community in need.