What We Are Doing
We donate a percentage of all sales to hunger relief in the United States by donating to Feeding America. The more we print, the more meals are generated. We’re asking for the opportunity to earn any additional projects to help our goal of producing meals for those in need. We’re actively looking for customers who care about quality printing and making a difference.
Every twenty dollars spent with us generates one meal for an American, helping directly to offset hunger.
We provide jobs and income on a local, community level, helping to give back to Americans and provide a sustainable future for them and their families.
Our paper is sourced from managed forests, which means for every tree cut down two new trees are planted. This ensures ecological stability, securing the future for everyone.
We use soy-based inks, reducing the environmental impact of the printing process, and making all of our products as recycling-friendly as possible.
With our valued partners, Mariano Press is striving to reach our next milestone of 250,000 meals donated.
Food insecurity is a lack of access to enough food for an active, healthy life for all household members. Those who are food insecure have limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate foods.
42 million people (1 in 8) in America are food insecure.
13 million are children (1 in 6).
66% of households report having to choose between paying for food and paying for medicine or medical care.
79% of households report buying the cheapest food available, regardless of its nutritional value, in order to get enough for the entire household.
A Letter From The Owner
As an adolescent, I had a great sense of patriotism and pride as an American. When I entered college my world view broadened, and I was disappointed by the problems I discovered right here in the US. Foremost was the issue of food insecurity, and how children in my own country were going to school hungry.
In college, I learned of an organization called America’s Second Harvest which is Feeding America’s former name, where 98% of the proceeds go directly to the cause of recovering food that is going to waste. I wrote papers, advocated, and contributed directly to the cause. Today, as a business owner I can produce greater results with the leverage of my company.
I love printing, but our real purpose is to help you to share your message. But I’ve always wanted to take our knowledge and do something bigger, that would have a social impact on our people. I took to heart the idea of alleviating the suffering of others and the concept of “build a bigger table, not a higher fence”. Until recently I wasn’t sure how a printing company could take on this cause. In 2018 I rekindled a relationship with a charity I believe strongly in, and that is Feeding America. They are working on solving hunger in the United States by providing the needy with both meals and the training to provide for themselves, and if this works hopefully it will be scaled throughout the world. You can find out more by visiting www.feedingamerica.org
With this new initiative, our vision is to show the planet a better way to do business. That social responsibility starts with each of us and that even small businesses can have a huge impact. I hope that this framework is copied by others and that we create ripple effects of positive change throughout the world.
Thank you for choosing Mariano Press,