Community Involvement
Supporting & Celebrating Communities

Giving Back to Our Communities

Since 1928, Brookshire Grocery Company has maintained a business philosophy of “people first, profits will follow.” Today the quality of customer and community service in our markets mirrors that motto. We strive to continue a tradition of helping communities flourish through our Giving Back programs.
 

Serving Communities 

Our employees are dedicated to the communities we serve and collectively volunteer 20,000 hours annually. We’re staying connected to the communities we serve through our Community Connections volunteer assistance program. We challenge each store in the company to participate in at least four volunteer events a year.
 

Supporting Communities

Brookshire Grocery Company supports hundreds of organizations in the communities we serve through our corporate donations program. In-kind and monetary donations are spread across our market areas to support more than 100 communities in Texas, Arkansas and Louisiana. We have chosen to concentrate our philanthropic efforts specifically on organizations that support hunger relief, education, health, child & family wellbeing and veterans.
 

Celebrating Communities

Our company celebrates what is truly important to our communities through events like the Brookshire's + Super 1 Foods Heroes Run, FRESH 15, Spirit of Christmas Food Drive and our annual Brookshire’s Benefit Golf Tournament. We are proud to continue to honor our veterans through the Heroes Flight program. We also have specific programs designed to protect and care for our environment. Learn more about our community programs.
 

Sustaining Communities

Brookshire Grocery Company is focused on making our world a better place to live, work and raise our families. This means being focused on our communities, workplace and environment. Our environmental efforts include active resource management through conservation, recycling, improving operational efficiencies and encouraging our customers and employees to live greener.
 
Heroes Flight for Veterans

Heroes Flight for Veterans

Brookshire Grocery Co.’s WWII Heroes Flight is an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C., provided by the company to honor veterans for their service and sacrifices. BGC has taken more than 480 veterans from Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas to Washington, D.C., since establishing the program in 2010. Veterans who attended the trip in May were primarily from the Monroe, Louisiana, and Tyler, Texas, areas.

BGC Racing

By focusing on the runner, volunteer, and spectator experiences of race day, we hope to make an impact on the lives of those involved to create a healthier, happier community. Unlike other races, we give 100% of race revenue back to non-profit organizations.

Interested in support from BGC?

Our company desires to support as many organizations as possible, but we have chosen to concentrate our philanthropic efforts specifically on organizations that support hunger relief, education, health, child & family wellbeing and veterans. Please reference our FAQ page for the guidelines we use to evaluate requests for support and which form would be the best fit for partnership between Brookshire Grocery Company and your organization. You may contact [email protected] with questions.

Support from your Local Store

Your local Store Director may be just the person to talk to for a donation. Our stores are eager to be involved in what is happening in their communities, and they are equipped to help local organizations through gift card donations and volunteer support. Keep the following in mind when requesting a donation at your local store:
 
  • Come prepared with a letter of request from your organization that includes your tax ID number.
  • Please request support from our stores at least a month prior to your event.
  • Allow the store up to one week to process your letter of request once it has been delivered.
  • One request per organization will be considered annually.
  • Gift cards and volunteers are the only form of support offered at store-level.

Corporate Support

Brookshire Grocery Company supports hundreds of organizations in the communities we serve through our corporate donations program. Requests are evaluated by our Donations Committee on two different timetables. You may apply for an in-kind donation, monetary or gift card support. If your requests for corporate support are valued at less than $2,500, please keep the following in mind:
 
You will usually receive a response from the Donations Committee within six weeks of your submission date. See FAQ page for specific deadlines. One request per organization will be considered annually. BGC is interested in supporting organizations that provide local support for the communities we serve. Your organization must be in our market area to be eligible for a donation. If your request for corporate support exceeds $2,500, please keep the following in mind:
 
  • Submissions at this level will be considered on a quarterly basis, so please submit your request at least 90 days in advance of your print and media deadlines. See FAQ page for specific deadlines.
  • One request per organization will be considered annually.
  • BGC is interested in supporting organizations that provide local support for the communities we serve. Your organization must be in our market area to be eligible for a donation.
If your organization is 501(c)3 with a mission to support hunger relief, education, health and the wellbeing of children and their families, please consider if the Grant Application process is a better fit for our partnership with your organization.