Thankful Thursday: Baker Electric Solar

You never know when or where inspiration is going to strike. For the good people at Baker Electric Solar, the drive to get involved with the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank came while up on the roof. Specifically, Baker Electric Solar installed the solar panels on the roof of the Food Bank’s Miramar warehouse as part of a recent capital improvement project. The local company soon became immersed in the Food Bank’s mission because of the inspiration they found in working on this project and that work has taken on many forms.

After installation of the solar panels, Baker Electric Solar’s next step in its work with the Food Bank was to extend financial support by becoming a stage sponsor at the San Diego Blues Festival. In addition to the monetary contribution, company employees volunteered at the Blues Festival working side-by-side with Food Bank staff. The volunteers showed great dedication and commitment to the cause throughout the two-day event.

On Thursday, October 8, Baker Electric Solar continued to showcase its generous spirit by holding a customer appreciation event at the lovely Stone Brewing location on the hill near the company’s headquarters in Escondido. They added a charity element to the event by producing a raffle with appealing baskets and items from their vendors.  Food Bank staff members Sandy Rabourne and Grace Harrison attended the event and mingled with Baker Electric Solar’s customers sharing the important work the company was providing on a larger scale for the community through their partnership with the Food Bank.

“I was so impressed with how organized and well put together the event was,” Sandy shared.  “Grace and I felt like advocates not just for the Food Bank, but for the philanthropic mission of Baker Electric Solar as well.”

In total, the evening event raised $700 from the raffle, and, as company spokesperson Shannon mentioned during the event, that’s 3,500 meals for Food Bank clients!

The Food Bank sends a warm “Thankful Thursday” thank you to Baker Electric Solar for providing a wonderful example of how companies are contributing to the greater good of San Diego and how we are all enrolled in this mission together.