Supporting Our Community

Tropical Foods commits almost 2.5% of net profits to supporting more than 50 worthy causes in the Roxbury area each year. We have maintained a policy of supporting:

  • Roxbury
  • Children
  • The hungry

Please keep in mind that while we will consider new requests, we must do so in a way that does not affect our support for those whom we currently support.

Here are just a few of the recent causes Tropical Foods has supported:

  • Boston Partners in Education
  • Discover Roxbury
  • The Timilty Middle School

  • Roxbury Boys & Girls' Club

"Tropical Foods has supported the Yawkey Club of Roxbury for the past four years, enabling us to continue to provide quality afterschool and summer programs to over 1,000 members between the age of 6 and 18. I want to personally thank Tropical Foods and Ronn Gary Jr., for being an ambassador and leader, ensuring that children and teens have a safe haven filled with hope and opportunity in the Dudley Square neighborhood."


- Andrea Swain, Executive Director
Yawkey Club of Roxbury

  • Alternatives for Community & Environment
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson School
  • The Caribbean Foundation
  • Trinidad & Tobago Social Club
  • The Salvation Army
  • Alianza Hispania
  • Sojourner House
  • Casa Esperanza
  • Dorchester Head Start

  • Caribbean American Carnival Association of Boston

"Tropical Foods and their staff exemplify the true meaning of community and the word 'Tropical' in their business practice.As a Community Leader Organizer, and cultural partner, I am proud of Tropical Foods and their management. Service is the lifeblood of their attributes, courtesy is their business and to have satisfied customers is their plan.We want Tropical Foods to remain in our neighborhood for a very long time."

- Shirley Shillingford, President
Caribbean American Carnival Association of Boston


  • Twelfth Baptist Church
  • Mosque for the Praising of Allah
  • Boston Housing Authority
  • Greater Roxbury Track Club
  • Philip Brooks House
  • Area B2 Police Department
  • Organization of Afro-American Veterans

  • Greater Boston Food Bank

"The support The Greater Boston Food Bank receives from the entire community is critical to our ability to feed more than 394,000 each year.  We have a saying at The Food Bank that everyone has a role in ending hunger and we are thankful that Tropical Foods has found its role"

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– Elisa Shannon, Food Acquisition Director
The Greater Boston Food Bank



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