Lazy Acres Celebrates 30 Years By Giving Back

Lazy Acres' first location in Santa Barbara. Image courtesy of Lazy Acres.

Los Angeles, CA—Lazy Acres Natural Market is celebrating its 30th anniversary from September 15-28, according to a press release. The grocer will make special donations to long-standing community partners and to 1% for the Planet nonprofit organizations.

“It’s been quite the year for Lazy Acres—in addition to our 30th anniversary, we joined 1% for the Planet in April,” said Joe Ragusa, VP of Marketing for Lazy Acres, in the press release. “Through their purchases of select private label products, our customers have put us on track to donate $10,000 within our first year of membership. Grades of Green, The Rob Machado Foundation and The Balboa Park Conservancy were selected as recipients because of their dedication to protecting the environment. Each organization benefits the neighborhoods in which we serve. We will use our 30th Anniversary celebration to contribute even more.”

Lazy Acres became a member in the 1% for the Planet program in April, the press release says, and is looking to donate more than $10,000 to local nonprofits by Earth Day 2022. For its anniversary, the company is donating an additional $3,000 to their nonprofit partners. Plus, the grocer will donate $5,000 to other key community partners such as the Santa Barbara Education Foundation, Santa Barbara Environmental Council, and the Student Garden Program at Capri Elementary.

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Lazy Acres is also holding a gift card sweepstakes, where customers can enter to win a $500 gift card at each of their five locations: Long Beach, Encinitas, San Diego, Hermosa Beach, and Santa Barbara.

“We’re proud to celebrate 30 years of serving Southern California,” said Adam Caldecott, CEO of Lazy Acres. “From our first store in Santa Barbara to our newest location in Hermosa Beach, the Lazy Acres community is connected by a shared belief that our collective actions matter. As a company, we manifest this through our quality standards and relationships with like-minded farmers, producers, and suppliers. I want to personally thank our Team Members for their dedication and passion. We celebrate this milestone with them and are especially grateful to our customers for their support.”