How We Give

Our Giving Tradition

For the past 6 years, we have built a commitment of service to our customers, our team members, and our communities.

We firmly believe in treating every person with honor, dignity, and respect. We teach it to everyone who comes to work at Café Valley and it is something that they take with them throughout their careers – whether they choose to stay with Café Valley or go on to other promising careers. But to us, service goes beyond our front doors. We serve our communities through volunteerism and giving. We also make a commitment to take care of the people who take care of our communities. For example, by giving to first responders in times of crisis, we honor the commitment they make to serve all of us. And our philanthropic giving reinforces that commitment to service by helping children and families in need. This is what makes us who we are.

“Nearly every moment of every day we have the opportunity to give something to someone else – our time, our love, our resources. I have always found more joy in giving when I did not expect anything in return.”

-Truett Cathy-

Giving Back

Over the past 6 years, Café Valley has given more than $250K in contributions or gifts over 30 educational and charitable organizations and have provided 1,000’s of dollars in food donations all across America. Take a look below to see the impact of our giving, how we give, and how giving has always been a part of our company culture.

Local Communities Donations

Café Valley cares about our community and has an ongoing commitment to support several charitable activities of our valued grocery customers, as well as our local community. Café Valley contributes delicious baked goods, corporate resources and associate volunteerism in an effort to build our reputation as a strong community partner. Café Valley is blessed with continued growth and prosperity due to the dedication to quality of our hard working team. This allows us to share that prosperity with our customers and our neighbors.

Café Valley is a proud contributor to:

  • St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance serving two-thirds of Arizona’s 15 counties, the organization is committed to volunteerism, building community relationships and improving the quality of life for Arizonans in need and distributed more than 72 million pounds of food in Fiscal Year 2009-10 to meets the needs of the ever-rising number of Arizona’s hungry – providing enough food into the community to provide nearly 275,000 meals per day.
  • Numerous schools throughout Maricopa County with disadvantaged populations whereby Café Valley provides thousands of baked goods including croissants, mini muffins and other tasty treats for students and faculty to enjoy.
  • The Children’s Miracle Network via our valued partnership with Costco.
  • The Safeway Foundation which supports causes that impact the lives of both our customers —YOU. The Safeway Foundation through its stores provides funding and creates awareness through the contribution from customers, employees and manufacturers like Café Valley Bakery. We are proud to help The Safeway Foundation as it continues to make a difference in the areas of health and human services, hunger relief, education and helping people living with disabilities.

Although Café Valley strives to help wherever we are most needed, our focus continues to be on relieving hunger and supporting education for our children. Through these outstanding organizations, Café Valley continues to revel in one of life’s most delicious moments — the joy of giving to others.

Contact us for more information about Café Valley’s community involvement.

Donation Request Guidelines

Café Valley Bakery is proud to contribute to our community by donating our high quality baked goods to charitable, church, civic, educational and other community organizations. The ever-increasing requests for donations have compelled Café Valley to establish guidelines for consideration.

Our contribution program will continue to support our current commitment to several national organizations and allow us to focus our giving to organizations that meet our requirements.
Request must include the following information to be eligible for consideration:

  1. All requests must be submitted, in writing on your organization’s letterhead, via mail, electronic mail or fax. We cannot accept requests via telephone. NOTE: Due to the number of requests we receive we cannot guarantee that submitting a request will result in a donation.
  2. Organizations must be non-profit, including schools and churches, and be able to provide a tax exempt number or 501c3.
  3. All requests must be accompanied by a COMPLETED Donation Request Form (separate sheet). Unfortunately incomplete forms will not be considered.
  4. All requests must be received a minimum of 30 days in advance. If your letter falls short of this timeframe, we will be unable to forward your request for consideration.
  5. Organizations will be granted one request each year so we may help contribute to as many organizations as possible.
  6. Requests for monetary donations cannot be accepted.

If your request meets within all the guidelines listed above and is approved we will contact you via the information you provided us on the form.
Best wishes for a successful event!

Location: Phoenix & Marion
Contact: Donna Lane
Phone: 623-915-5819

Click here for the request form




If your non-profit organization would like to make a request to Café Valley, please use appropriate form and kindly note that we are unable to fulfill every request we receive, but endeavor to serve our community’s needs.