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One for One®


Photo Courtesy Brian Pearson/Colusa Sun-Herald



December 2022 - I'd like to take just a moment to thank you, our customers, for your generosity in supporting our One for One program.  2020 was an especially tough year for all of us; even more so for those with limited resources.  The hardships continued through 2021, and into 2022, but we hope and pray that we are now seeing some light at the end of the tunnel.  Since the inception of our program in June of 2015, with your help we have provided nearly 12,000 nutritious meals for people who might otherwise have gone without.   I'd also like to extend a huge thank you to the folks at A Hand Up whose generous gift of their time and energies ensures that the food is distributed to those in need.    Your gifts are truly appreciated.    




June 2015 - I’m very pleased to announce a new endeavor for Market Street Grill, and wanted to let you know how you’re helping.  With every bowl of soup that you purchase at Market Street Grill, we are contributing a bowl of soup to someone in need. 


Blake Mycoskie, the Founder and Chief Shoe Giver of TOMS, and author of the book Start Something That Matters, is the person behind the idea of One for One®, a business model that helps a person in need with every product purchased.  After reading his book, I was inspired to find a way to help.  One for One®.  A simple, yet revolutionary idea, with rippling effects.


Looking around our own community, I realized there was a need that fit well with our mission at Market Street Grill.   For many families living near or below the poverty line in the United States, putting nutritious food on the table can be a huge struggle. Less healthy alternatives might be cheaper, but can contribute to childhood obesity and other health issues.  According to the US Census Bureau, in 2013 12.5% of Colusa County’s population was at or below the poverty level.  Right here in our own community, the need is real and immediate. 


Healthy eating is one tenant of a well-balanced life.  A person’s physical, mental and social health are connected to diet, and to one another.  Improving one element can have a positive impact on the others.  Since our opening in February of 2014, our focus at Market Street Grill has been on providing fresh, healthy food for all our customers. Preparing nourishing, wholesome and delicious food is what we do best.  With these thoughts lying on my heart, the answer was simple.  We have designed our own "One for One" program.  For every bowl of soup purchased, we will provide a nutritious meal to those in need. Every time you purchase a bowl of soup, you’re joining us in that endeavor.  We’ll make the same delicious foods that you enjoy in the restaurant, and provide it for distribution in conjunction with the giving programs of the Colusa County Ministerial Association and  A Hand Up.  Your soup purchase supports:

  • Improved Physical, Emotional and Social Health

  • According to the Centers for Disease Control, hunger negatively impacts academic performance.   Proper nutrition aids this performance.

  • Community development programs to help improve the future of our community and our families in need.


We want to thank you for your continued business and support, and for joining us in making our community a better place for all.


Diane Shuman


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