FALLBROOK – At a recent luncheon meeting of the Rotary Club of Fallbrook, Sam Logan, co-owner of Major Market, was honored for what members called “his tireless and seemingly endless community support.” Logan was presented with an honorary Paul Harris Fellow designation by the Rotarians.
A Paul Harris Fellow is typically a Rotarian who gives $1,000 to the Rotary International Foundation for worldwide humanitarian purposes. However, an honorary designation may be given to a non-Rotarian who exemplifies the spirit of service and a long term commitment to helping others.
According to the Major Market corporate office, the company gave over $92,000 to worthy causes in Fallbrook, Bonsall and Escondido in 2009.
“Because these communities and our kids matter,” said Logan. “We made a decision the first day we opened the first store that we would always support the community where we do business. We have kept that commitment and will continue.”
The $92,000 in funds donated in 2009 was given to schools, philanthropic, church, and sports organizations. In all, close to 60 groups participated in one or more of the programs Major Market offers for fundraising purposes.
Besides the structured fundraising programs in 2009, the company also contributed over $12,000 in products of food, water, sandwiches, flowers, gift baskets, turkeys, and deli platters to over 70 local groups that held fundraisers to support local causes and efforts.
Last year, when Fallbrook High head football coach Joe Silvey called Major Market and reported that the football team was in dire need of new football jerseys, Sam and his wife, Ann Logan, sponsored a Wild Game Dinner that generated over $20,000 for the new jerseys. This year the Logan’s will sponsor another Wild Game Dinner on Sept. 11 to help fund a new press box for the high school stadium.
For information on how to partner with Major Market for fundraising efforts, visit http://www.majormarketgrocery.com.