Since 1971, Vaca Fish (Friends In Service of the Hungry) Food Pantry has been on a mission to eliminate hunger in the Vacaville area with the help of volunteers and donations. This amazing all-volunteer nonprofit has no payroll and keeps expenses low by renting their facility from the City of Vacaville. This means donations go farther, and helps them serve 200 local families in need per month.
Since 1926, Nugget Markets has been committed to supporting local non-profits and causes in our community through donations, sponsorships, and participation in local and regional events. We also participate in Scrip and eScrip programs in the Sacramento and Marin County areas. To direct our involvement and giving, we focus on supporting non-profits and educational institutions that are located in our immediate communities. The primary causes that we focus on are:
- Education and youth
- Health, wellness and nutrition education
- Elder care and support of those in need
- Sustainability and agricultural preservation
- Public safety (law enforcement and fire)
To request a donation or sponsorship/participation in an event, please download and complete the form, below. Completed form should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, along with a written description of your organization’s mission, and an explanation of your event on your organization’s letterhead (if applicable). If your organization supports a community within five miles of a specific store, you may instead deliver your request to your local store director.
Donation and Sponsorship/Events Request Formnugget-markets-donation-sponsorship-request-form-2018.pdf
Please submit all requests at least 4 to 6 weeks prior to your event, and please note that only completed forms will be reviewed. Due to the high volume of requests, we are unable to support:
- Individuals or teams
- Political candidates or causes
- For-profit and third-party organizations—we give directly to non-profits
We’re excited to partner with you in supporting local nonprofits and youth educational organizations through our Community Scrip Program.
To get started as a participant:
- Obtain a community scrip card from the beneficiary organization you’d like to support or at the guest service desk of your local Nugget Markets.
- Visit our Participants page to register your community scrip card.
- Shop at Nugget Markets, present your registered community scrip card prior to each transaction and earn up to 4% of your monthly purchases for your chosen schools or nonprofits.
To apply to become a beneficiary organization:
- Visit our Beneficiary Organizations page to submit an application.
We love connecting with local schools and youth organizations through store tours, which are educational, interactive, and also free of charge! Tours include a visit to every department in our store, where kids get to see and learn behind-the-scenes secrets, like how our bakers make our artisan breads, how our in-house chefs prepare our pizzas, and how our butchers handcraft our sausage.
For more information or to schedule a tour, please contact your local Nugget Markets location.
Upcoming Community Events
For years, we at Nugget Markets have been honored to help support the American Red Cross through thick and thin. From wildfire and hurricane relief to our current battle against COVID-19, the American Red Cross makes it their mission to alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies.
Nugget Markets is honored to be a long-time supporter and friend of the Center for Land-Based Learning (CLBL). One way we’ve supported this amazing organization is by making a significant contribution to their Growing Our Future Campaign to help build their new headquarters in Woodland.