Giving Back

STAR & Fresno State Athletics: End Hunger Campaign

STAR® Fine Foods and Fresno State Athletics have teamed up to help end hunger this athletic season. As part of the “End Hunger” campaign, STAR® will make a donation to the Community Food Bank, which is located in Fresno and serves five counties in the Central Valley. The donations will be generated by every sack by the Fresno State football team, block by the Fresno State basketball team and strikeout thrown by a Fresno State pitcher.

For the 2014/15 campaign we donated 35,000 meals to the Central Valley through the Community Food Bank. We look forward to the 2015/16 campaign.

STAR is a proud partner of Susan G Komen®

STAR is a proud partner of Susan G Komen® and its mission to save lives and end breast cancer forever.  Olive oil and vinegar aisles in retail grocery stores throughout the  United States are a little rosier this fall as our 500 ml STAR Extra Virgin Olive oil labels turn from green to pink coinciding with Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. Our Red Wine and Balsamic Vinegars also have special pink tags as does some of our Cara Mia artichokes.

Susan G. Komen is the world’s largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit while providing real-time help to those facing the disease. Since its founding in 1982, Komen has funded more than $800 million in research and provided $1.7 billion in funding to screening, education, treatment and psychosocial support programs serving millions of people in more than 30 countries worldwide. Komen was founded by Nancy G. Brinker, who promised her sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would end the disease that claimed Suzy’s life. Visit or call 1-877 GO KOMEN. Connect with them on Facebook and Twitter.

In 2015, Borges USA will donate $60,000 to Susan G Komen® regardless of sales.

STAR proudly supports Operation Homefront

STAR is proud to support Operation Homefront and will donate a minimum of $50,000 to Operation Homefront between January 31, 2013 and January 31, 2015.

Operation Homefront assists American military service members and their families when they have needs associated with financial hardships that arise as a result of their military service.

STAR is a proud sponsor of the City of Hope 2014 Festival Ball

Established in 1978, the Northern California Food Industries Circle (NCFIC) represents a unique commitment among the region’s leading retailers, brokers, manufacturers and related vendors to support City of Hope’s humanitarian efforts.

Throughout its evolution, the NCFIC’s common link year after year has been its capacity for partnering business acumen with philanthropy. The NCFIC has raised over $37 million for City of Hope, making this industry alliance one of the premier fundraising groups in the region.

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