Helping the Community

Brookhaven Marketplace is not a large corporate enterprise but a collection of local stores each working to be a strong supporter of the communities we serve.  Brookhaven Marketplace is a family owned independent business which hires local employees and is first to support local companies who offer foods and services that we can use or resell in our stores.   We also believe in be involved in our communities and we are proud to show our support in many different way to support the customers and families we serve who live in these communities.  Here are some examples of that support.


September was hunger awareness month, sponsored by the Northern Illinois Food Bank and our customer response was outstand. In total over we delivered thousands of bags of food to the NI Food Bank which will be distributed to food pantries serving local families in need. Our customers donated over $2,000 which was matched in turn by Brookhaven Marketplace putting the total donation to local food pantries above the $4,000 mark. Pictured here are a number of our employees from the Mokena store helping to load the truck with bags of donated food collected in their store. pic

picAmerican Cancer Society – Rally for Life.  Spearheaded by our store team in Mokena we collected contributions from generous customers during the month of July 2012 and as a result were able to donate a check for over $1,100 to the Mokena / Frankfort local relay.

picOur Lady of Peace Food Pantry – In June 2012 our employees at the Darien store heard that a local food pantry was in dire need of food because donations were way down as a result of the depressed economy.  With no prodding from company management, a group of Darien employees came to us with an organized plan to put together a food drive to help out the blighted food pantry and we couldn’t be happier to support their efforts.  In a matter of a few weeks thanks to the support of our Darien shoppers and some from our other stores we were able to deliver a truck load of much needed non perishable food too help out people in the community who were in need.

picWine Tasting for Charity – in August of 2011 the Burr Ridge store held a wine and food tasting where they raised over $2,000 which was donated to Everest Academy in Lemont to be used to purchase lab equipment.

picDuPage PADS (Public Action to Deliver Shelter) – We held our first wine and food tasting event in May of 2011 where over 100 guests tasted a wide assortment of wines and appetizers prepared by Chef Brian and his crew.  A week later our own wine sommelier George the Wine Geek was on hand to present a check for over $2,000 to Carol Simler, Executive Director of DuPage PADS.