Bing Surfboards helped the North County Food Bank start the year off with a bang with a $25,000 donation! In January, the Encinitas-based surf shop held an opportunity drawing for a chance to win a 9’6” Beacon surfboard with proceeds benefiting the Food Bank. Those interested in purchasing a $10 entry ticket not only received a chance to win the grand prize but also helped provide 50 meals to those in need with each entry ticket. Bing generously matched all entry tickets dollar-for-dollar and together the donation provided 125,000 meals and the surfboard traveled across the country to New York to meet its lucky new owner.
One of our core values at Bing is “Community” – Margaret Yao Calvani, General Manager
The Food Bank continues to be in awe of the generosity of the North County region and surfing communities who have consistently demonstrated that community is strong in the area. Despite being a global brand, one of Bing’s core values is “community”. Which is why their “focused effort would be best utilized if we concentrated on and gave back to our local community,” explained Margaret Yao Calvani, General Manager at Bing.
This is the second time this year that Bing ran an opportunity drawing benefiting the Food Bank. Early into the pandemic, Bing and its customers jumped to support their neighbors in need and raised over $8,000 to support the Food Bank. When the pandemic reached the region in mid-March, the Food Bank went from feeding 350,000 people per month to over 6000,000 a month almost overnight, some seeking food assistance for the first time as a direct result of unemployment caused by the pandemic.
Bing is a surfboard manufacturer and retailer of high-quality, California-made surfboards. Bing originally established in 1959 by Bing Copeland, was taken over by Matt Calvani in 2000 and maintains a global influence and legacy within the surf industry. “Encinitas is where our factory and flagship store are based, it’s where our kids will grow up. This is our community,” continued Margaret. Bing is a prime example of how businesses and organizations are finding creative ways to do what they can to support their communities during this heightened time of need.
Thank you Bing Surfboards!