The Castellana Foundation, Cactus Holdings, subsidiary Western Beef, and Peter Castellana III on behalf of the Castellana family proudly supports The Obbayo Foundation of Hightstown, NJ. The organization’s main mission is to provide the necessary means for young children in Senegal to remain in school where otherwise economic pressures might lead them to a life of panhandling.
Here is a message from the company’s Co-founder, Thierry Sarr, whom also serves as the Chief Technology Officer at Cactus Holdings.
“The story (from the co-founder): Over the past 5 years, I have been sending huge boxes at least twice a year with clothes and dry goods to underprivileged children. I’ve also traveled to Senegal once a year, visiting my family but also trying to figure out how I can make a difference. From the airport to my house, I always had mixed feelings, on one hand I consider myself fortunate because I made it and I am able to visit my family but on the other hand I was heartbroken, seeing the number of young children on the streets begging for food and money. I knew I wanted to help but I did not know how at the time, now I came to the conclusion that organizing a charity is the ANSWER.”
The Castellana Foundation is proud of its involvement with this amazing project, which can provide anything from basic dry good to solar panels. For more information on this charity, please visit their website.
The Castellana Foundation, Western Beef, parent company Cactus Holdings and Peter Castellana III on behalf of the Castellana Family is proud to announce its support St. John’s Food Basket Ministry in Boca Raton, FL. With support from Western Beef, the food bank was able to collect over 10,000 food items this year, making it 2018 the best year they had seen on record. With over 30 volunteers for the Thanksgiving holiday, they were able to make a difference in the lives of countless families.
Western Beef partnered with Marin Architects on an exhibit for Canstruction NY at Brookfield Place in TriBeCa which took place between November 2nd and November 15th. Canstruction is a nonprofit organization that provides canned food to local food banks in cities by holding Canstruction competitions where participants construct art installations comprised entirely of canned food that is afterwards donated. Western Beef donated between 4,500 and 6,000 cans of food to company partner, Marin Architects, whom constructed the installation. Afterwards, cans from all 30 installations were donated to food bank, City Harvest. City Harvest is New York City’s largest food rescue organization, helping to feed the more than 1.2 million New Yorkers who are struggling to put meals on their tables, mostly from reallocating excess food from businesses that would have otherwise been discarded.
by Marin Architects x Western Beef
Western Beef is proud of attending this year’s event and look forward to participating in the future. Food insecurity is an issue that one family should have to face and as the premier New York supermarket, we believe it is our duty to be a part of the solution to this tragic problem. For more information on Canstruction NY please visit their website at http://www.sdanyc.org/canstruction.
The Castellana Foundation, Western Beef, Cactus Holdings, and CEO & President Peter Castellana III are proud to announce their support for Mercy Center in the neighborhood of Mott Haven in the South Bronx. Mercy Center currently has two locations in the Bronx and serves as a volunteer counseling service for single mother families in an effort to combat economic poverty. The Castellana Foundation is proud to be support behind such a noble cause in our communities. The South Bronx is a community that Western Beef has long operated within and supported. To have the opportunity to give back to economically at-risk families is a cause that we must fight together as a community, a city and a country.
For more information on Mercy Center or to learn how you can contribute to this cause then please visit their website.
Western Beef is proud to announce that we will now be conducting weekly contests through our social media accounts (Twitter, Facebook and Instagram) and our email mailing list (enter your email in the subscription box at the lower right corner). Prizes are funded through the generosity of the Castellana Foundation, whose board member, Peter Castellana III, is also the President of Western Beef parent company Cactus Holdings Inc. So far Western Beef has run many contests with multiple $500 gift card winners and recently a monthly MetroCard. We aim for our contests to be relevant to our customers’ daily lives so they spend their hard earned money on things other than reoccurring expense such as bills and groceries. A recent winner of ours was more than grateful for the financial boost:
“$500 is a lot of money. It’s basically what I spend at the supermarket in any given month so to have Western Beef cover me and my family for a month is a very big deal to me. I’m so thankful. Now I can buy something nice for us that I wouldn’t have been able to otherwise. I wish more companies did this! I feel like they really are more than just another supermarket.” — M.G., Bronx, NY
Western Beef management has been very happy with the response so far with their contests:
“At first we just kinda wanted to see if there was any customer interest in contests. Shortly after we started our first campaign we realized that this was something our customers wanted. Thousands of customers were participating from all over. While we were happy with the response, we took a step back and made a personal stand in that we wanted to run relevant contests that spoke to our customers and actually served them well. It’s who we are as a company. We serve working families in the inner city.” — Western Beef Social Media Manager
For those interested in our contests please follow us on social media or join our mailing list at the Western Beef website for instructions on how to enter. Currently, the contest is for a monthly MetroCard.
If you are a company or organization with prizes or services that you think would be relevant as prizes for our customers, then please reach out to us at email@example.com.
Peter Castellana III, Peter Castellana Jr., and Castellana Foundation along with Western Beef and parent company Cactus Holdings are pleased to support Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens. Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens promotes unity among all persons by seeking to develop caring communities. Their more than 160 programs provide affordable housing, nutritious meals, recreation for seniors, residences for the developmentally disabled, and assistance to neighbors in need. Through a generous donation, it is our honor on behalf of the Castellana family and Western Beef to support this generous organization that provides so much to our most treasured communities. Thank you and we look forward to continuing our support.
Peter Castellana III, Peter Castellana Jr. and the Castellana Foundation, along with Western Beef are pleased to donate to the silent auction at the Magical Masquerade Gala of the Community Caring Center of the Greater Boynton Beach. The Community Caring Center was organized by the Boynton Beach Ministerial Alliance in 1987 to serve the needs of the community in a coordinated, compassionate, communicative manner. The organization provides assistance to those within the greater Boynton Beach area in need of food, shelter, emergency finances and other services. They also run hunger and nutrition education programs.
Peter Castellana III, Peter Castellana Jr. and the Castellana Foundation, along with Western Beef are happy to make a donation to the 10th Annual Holiday Intergenerational Community Dinner of East New York United Concerned Citizens. The East New York United Concerned Citizens is dedicated to developing and providing the community residents with comprehensive community programs and services to combat poverty, increase community awareness of important urban issues and to develop and generate community leadership by distributing resource materials and conducting workshop and lectures for community residents.
Peter Castellana III, Peter Castellana Jr. and the Castellana Foundation, along with Western Beef are happy to make a donation to the Rosemary Kennedy School’s Share & Care Committee. The Share & Care committee is made up of school staff members who volunteer their time and efforts to this cause. The goal of Share & Care is to help the students and their families who face significant socioeconomic challenges.
Peter Castellana III, Peter Castellana Jr. and the Castellana Foundation, along with Western Beef are happy to make a donation to the Federazione Italiana Baseball. I.A.B.F. Launch and fundraiser dinner. The Federazione Italiana Baseball raise money to fund scholarships for students and for the earthquake relief fund. Fundraiser being done by Carmines on Graham Avenue, Brooklyn.