Leo’s Employees Donate a Portion of Their Pay to 3 Local Charities
Greenfield, Indiana, December 30, 2022 – Leo’s Market and Eatery is in the ‘market’ of giving back in a big way to all the communities within which their store locations reside. Just before the Holidays, employees of all three respective Leo’s Market and Eateries donated portions of their paychecks to an organization in need within their local community. In total, nearly $3,500 went to a not-for-profit of each store team’s choosing in Greenfield, McCordsville and Noblesville.
Leo’s Greenfield presented a check to Talitha Koum Women’s Recovery House for $1,763 (pictured left). Talitha Koum offers a recovery program for women 18 years and older who desire to live free from addiction providing them with a safe, family-like environment to rebuild their lives and learn how to live sober.
The Leo’s McCordsville team presented Geist Montessori Academy with a check for $1,148 (pictured right). Geist Montessori is a tuition-free, public charter pre-k to eighth grade school that provides academics infused with character building and community awareness to develop the whole-child and prepare students for life.
|“We are so grateful for the generosity and kindness displayed by the Leo’s Market and Eatery staff. The corporation offers a matching program for employees to donate to an organization of their collaborative choosing, and they chose us! Thank you, Leo’s!” – Geist Montessori Academy|
The employees of Leo’s in Noblesville raised $513 for the Boys and Girls Club of Noblesville (pictured right). The Boys and Girls Club provides opportunities for youth to enjoy activities and experiences that shape character and enriches lives.
Employees donate a dollar amount of their choosing from each paycheck to be donated to charity two times annually. Those donated funds are then matched by Leo’s parent company, Pride Investment Partners, and then donated to the organization via a special ceremonial check presentation. Since opening its first location in 2019, Leo’s has given over $35,000 in monetary donations and gifts in the communities within which it operates (Greenfield, McCordsville and Noblesville).
Leo’s Proudly Honors Veterans with Dine to Donates Benefiting Indy Honor Flight
Greenfield, Indiana, November 9, 2022 – Leo’s Market and Eatery, a subsidiary of Pride Investment Partners, with locations in Greenfield, McCordsville, and Noblesville, proudly honored all veterans this past Veterans Day with free coffee and free cookies all day long. In addition, Leo’s partnered with Indy Honor Flight, a non-profit organization which honors Indiana’s veterans for their service and sacrifice, by hosting a Dine to Donate at all three Leo’s locations from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. 20% of all Leo’s Eatery proceeds went directly to support Indy Honor Flight which transports WWII, Korea and Vietnam service men and women veterans on a no-cost, one-day trip of a lifetime or ‘Honor Flight’ to Washington D.C. to visit the memorials built in their honor.
“We have always worked to give back to the communities where we operate, which give so much to us,” said Leo’s Market and Eatery president Stephanie White-Longworth. “Supporting our veterans, our heroes, is indeed a soft spot for us. We are grateful for our veterans’ service and sacrifices and beyond proud to have the opportunity to show our appreciation on Veterans Day.”
Leo’s Market and Eatery hosts monthly Dine to Donate events in its eateries, during which 20 percent of proceeds are donated to the organizations represented. The business also provides regular donations to community nonprofits and gifts to a variety of local organizations. Since opening its first location in 2019, Leo’s has given over $35,000 in monetary donations and gifts in the communities within which it operates (Greenfield, McCordsville and Noblesville).
Leo’s Market and Eatery to Open 3rd Location in McCordsville, Indiana
McCordsville, Indiana, October 2021 – Leo’s Market & Eatery recently began construction on its third store; expected to employ about 40 people and slated to open in early 2022 in McCordsville, Indiana. The 7,200-square-foot hybrid grocery and eatery, located at the intersection of County Road 900 North and Olio Road, will join Leo’s flagship location in Greenfield and its Noblesville store which successfully opened in 2020.
You can fuel-up at Leo’s, however not on gasoline alone. Leo’s uniquely combines the best features of a convenience store and a local grocery store with an always-fresh eatery. Leo’s aims to provide convenience for families trying to make healthy choices with limited time. The focus of the store and its employees is to help each customer conquer their day. The large store footprint allows ample room for the market to showcase its fresh produce, breads, cheeses, a wide selection of beverages and fresh-ground bean-to-cup coffee. In the eatery, Executive Chef Matt Chappell offers freshly prepared bakery items, including Leo’s signature kolaches – a type of pastry stuffed or topped with sweet or savory filling — as well as the eatery’s highly customizable Power Bowls, salads, and popular house-made soups.
“Leo’s is not your typical ‘convenience store.’ We pride ourselves on providing chef-inspired meals and sandwiches made-to-order at our eatery with that quick and convenient factor still there; even offering a drive-thru option for those on the go. Not only can you get made-to-order food, but you can also pick up market items like milk, fresh produce, or a bouquet of flowers without having to get out of your car,” said Stephanie White-Longworth, President of Leo’s Market and Eatery.
Leo’s offers special deals every week via its rewards program, weekly food tastings of its products, and is dedicated to ‘giving back’ to each community within it resides; and McCordsville will be no different. One of the core values of the company is to give back; an effort bolstered by a paycheck contribution program matched by the company and dine-to-donate events held monthly which benefit local nonprofit organizations.
You can read more about the new McCordsville Leo’s as featured in the Indianapolis Star:
Leo’s Market and Eatery Highlighted in “USA Today – Go Escape Midwest Special Edition” Article
Leo’s Market and Eatery was featured in the “Go Escape Midwest 2021” section of the “USA Today – Special Edition”.
Leo’s Market and Eatery Donates $4000 to Kenneth Butler Memorial Soup Kitchen Endowment Match
April 28, 2021 – GREENFIELD, INDIANA
Kenneth Butler Memorial Soup Kitchen kicks off its Feed the Future campaign May 1, an effort to grow its financial bedrock to maintain its mission of providing hot meals to those in need. The soup kitchen currently holds an endowment of $75,000 through the Hancock County Community Foundation and aims to raise an additional $25,000 during the campaign, which ends Dec. 31, 2021.
Leo’s Market and Eatery is one of four groups or families to donate dollar-for-dollar matching funds in advance of the Feed the Future campaign, to help make sure the organization gets to its $100,000 goal.
Leo’s stepped up to support the soup kitchen because it is an integral part of the Hancock County community, said Stephanie White-Longworth, president of Leo’s Market and Eatery.
“The soup kitchen is an amazing organization that we are proud to be able to support,” she said. “The volunteers and staff who prepare those meals and care for everyone who comes through the door are a blessing to the community, and one of Leo’s Market and Eatery’s core values is to give back to the communities we operate in.”
Leo’s Market and Eatery has contributed to the soup kitchen in the past, including donations of kolaches to the kitchen’s pantry, White-Longworth said.
The soup kitchen, which opened its doors in December 2008, faced unique challenges last year through the pandemic, said director Jill Ebbert. Social distancing restrictions forced the kitchen at 202 E. Main St. in Greenfield to move to takeout only. The organization adapted, building a tent within the building to allow clients to pick up their meals in a warm area instead of standing outside through the winter months, Ebbert said.
Despite the limitations imposed by protecting clients, volunteers and staff from COVID-19, the kitchen in 2020 provided 23,491 hot meals, an 18 percent increase from 2019, Ebbert said.
And with the soup kitchen facing shortfalls from canceled events, the community stepped up in a big way, making generous donations that gave the organization its best financial year since its inception, she said.
“It was the right time to build on our endowment,” she said. “We are extremely grateful to the donors who are matching the funds, because with their help, we are hoping to surpass that $100,000 goal.”
Leo’s Market and Eatery Employees Donate $5800 to Local Nonprofits
Leo’s Market and Eatery employees donated $5800 to two local nonprofits. The employees were given the opportunity to vote on which two nonprofits they would like to have their donations (matched by parent company, Pride Investment Partners) go towards. The two nonprofits chosen were: The Landing Place and Mental Health Partners of Hancock County. Each received $2900. Read more about the donations here:
Leo’s Market and Eatery Coming to Noblesville
The Indianapolis Star featured our store in the local news section for Hamilton County and Noblesville. You can see the article here:
Leo’s is Expanding!
We are excited to announce two new locations are in the works for 2021.
Leo’s Market and Eatery
Corner of Meridian and US 40
(Breaking ground – October 15, 2018)
Pride Investment Partners is excited to announce the ground breaking of a new retail concept called Leo’s Market and Eatery. The first of its kind location will be located along US 40 in Greenfield on the Northwest corner of Meridian Road. This unique concept will combine the best features of your local market and convenience store with an always fresh Eatery.
The project is the latest endeavor of Keith White & Stephanie White-Longworth, the previous principals of GasAmerica Services. The naming of the location as Leo’s is in honor of their late father Richard Leo White.
Executive Chef Matt Chappell, plans to feature freshly prepared bakery items, as well as made to order power bowls and desserts. The Eatery will offer a wide variety of options for diners in addition to many take-home meal options. Leo’s relaxed and modern atmosphere will have a dedicated space for diners inside as well as outdoor patio seating.
The large store footprint will allow plenty of room for the Market to feature fresh produce, breads, cheeses, a wide selection of beverages and ground fresh bean to cup coffee. A drive thru option servicing both the Eatery and the Market will make your visit even more convenient.
Construction will begin this month with the store opening anticipated to be in the spring of 2019.
Stephanie White-Longworth, Partner and President of Pride Investment Partners, “We are excited to bring this new concept to Greenfield. It is our goal to provide the ultimate in convenience for our customers at competitive prices in a pleasant and easy shopping environment. Leo’s Market and Eatery will allow us to offer a broad selection of fresh, delicious and healthy products alongside the basic need items of fuel, dairy, snacks and other grocery. We look forward to earning our customers business in addition to enhancing the community we live and operate in.”