The joy in bringing families together around the dinner table is the key ingredient behind the success of Jessie and Laurent. It is the place where one can find sustenance both physically and spiritually. With the growth of the company over the years, Jessie and Laurent knew that the next logical step was to give back: to give back to those most in need; to collaborate with many worthwhile causes closest to their clients’ hearts; and to join forces with individuals and corporations whose work is making a lasting impact in their communities.With purpose and mission, Jessie and Laurent truly believe that offering compassion and hope deeply benefits the human spirit.
Meals Of Marin
Meals of Marin has been providing healthy, nourishing meals to people facing life-threatening illnesses since 1993. To date they have delivered 1,200,000 meals. Their goal is to enhance people’s sense of well-being with delicious ready-to-eat meals. Thanks to their unique collaboration since 2015 with Jessie et Laurent, and to the generosity of their donors, their services are free for those who qualify. It is their goal to ensure that no one with a dire condition goes hungry because they are too weak to shop for groceries or cook. A meal brings nourishment and comfort; give hope in the face of a nearly impossible situation, and shows that someone cares deeply about their well-being and their dignity.
For several years and until just recently, Jessie was on the board of the non-profit charity Project Amigo which serves the small village of Colima, Mexico and its outlying areas where there are migrant farm camps. Project Amigo provides medical, vision, dental, housing, nutrition and education to this rural area, which gives them the chance to lift themselves out of poverty. In 2011, in celebration of their 30th year in business, Jessie and Laurent personally pledged to provide fresh fruits and vegetables to the children’s school in the local migrant camp until the year 2021.
Angel Island Conservancy
The primary mission of the Angel Island Conservancy is to facilitate the preservation, restoration and interpretation of historical and natural resources on Angel Island, with the goal of enhancing the visitor experience and building a community in support of Angel Island State Park. AIC has a committed staff and an active Board of Directors, comprised of caring community members and local business professionals. All share a deep appreciation for Angel Island State Park and a commitment to its preservation and revitalization.
Girl’s Inc of Alameda County
Girl’s Inc of Alameda County is a local affiliate of the national Girls Inc. organization with the shared mission of inspiring all girls to be strong, smart and bold. For over 50 years, Girls Inc. has responded to the unique needs of girls in the most underserved communities of San Francisco’s East Bay through a continuum of academic achievement programs and counseling services. Programs challenge girls to explore their potential, develop life skills, ensure college and career success, and expand their sense of what is possible. Through its innovative approach, Girls Inc. has established itself as one of the Bay Area’s leading providers of supplemental education, reaching nearly 6,500 girls, family members, and clients annually.
Organizations We’ve Supported
- Osher Marin JCC
- Community Institute for Psychotherapy
- Congregation Beth Shalom
- Marin Charitable Association
- Marin Art Council
- Rotary Club Novato
- Yes Foundation
- Larkin Street Services
- Médecins Sans Frontières
- Project Night Night
- Bentley School
- Burke Del Mar School
- Sir Francis Drake High School
- Glenwood Elementary School
- Hamlin School
- Hearts Leap School
- Hillsborough School Foundation
- Lycée Français De San Francisco