South Block will host a Grand Opening Block Party on Saturday, July 16th from 9am-11am in the Pike District with intent to provide fresh fruits and vegetables to Maryland locals in need.
Profits will be donated to Manna Food Center, a Gaithersburg-based organization whose mission is to eliminate hunger in Montgomery County.
“Our mission is to build healthier communities one block at a time and we are thrilled to announce that we will be partnering with local organization Manna Food Center to bring fresh fruits and vegetables to underserved communities in Maryland,” Lindsey Parry, Vice President of Marketing for South Block, said. “We will donate 100% of all proceeds from our Grand Opening Block Party.”
"We will donate 100% of all proceeds from our Grand Opening Block Party."
South Block will host their Grand Opening Block Party and tie in Fruitful Planet, their nonprofit organization that provides fresh fruit and vegetables to underserved communities in surrounding areas. By donating all proceeds to Manna Food Center, South Block hopes to form a meaningful bond with residents and businesses in and around the Pike District, where they recently opened their first Maryland location.
Despite opening so recently, South Block has already begun to connect with Pike District residents. Sophia K. and her mother planned a lunch date at Pike & Rose just to visit South Block on its opening day.
“I love their mission and believe it will encourage people to incorporate a healthier lifestyle,” Sophia said.
Manna Food Center is also looking forward to welcoming South Block to the community.
“Manna Food Center is grateful to partner with South Block for their Pike & Rose opening. Right now, there are families across Montgomery County navigating increased prices at the grocery store, gas pump, and essential services, making it more difficult to make ends meet and thrive. Support from local businesses like South Block enables us to meet the increased need and elevate food insecurity as an issue in our region,” Elgin Martin, Development Manager at Manna Food Center, said.
Martin said the partnership with South Block “goes a long way in helping families in need during this challenging period.”
"Support from local businesses like South Block enables us to meet the increased need and elevate food insecurity as an issue in our region."