Our Missionand giving back to community
Salem Food Tours’ Mission
Salem Food Tours’ mission advocates for small business. As we educate and entertain guests, we also invite you to not only eat and shop locally in Salem, but to enjoy discovering and supporting small businesses wherever you live or travel. As we say every Tour, “eat local, shop local, and support small business!”
We believe in sustainability, with many of our Tour Partners sourcing from small area farms, and Tour stops at the Salem Farmer’s Market in season.
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Supporting our Community
Salem Food Tours volunteers time and resources to our local community throughout the year. We also believe in supporting local arts and are a long standing member of the Salem Arts Festival committee, a member of Destination Salem and it’s Marketing Committee, and a member of the Salem Chamber of Commerce.
Since its inception, Salem Food Tours has donated time and resources to numerous events and hundreds of Tour tickets for auctions and fundraisers, including but not limited to:
- The House of Seven Gables “Taste of the Gables”
- Phillips House Museum
- Hamilton Hall
- Salem State University
- Historic Salem, Inc.
- Salem Main Streets
- Salem Arts Festival
- Salem Chamber of Commerce
- Cape Ann Animal Aid
- North Shore/Salem YMCA
- Merrimac Valley Feline Rescue
- WGBH Boston/NPR
- Museum of Science
- Salem Rotary Club
- North Shore Medical Center
- Aids Action Committee
- Educational foundations
In 2014, Salem Food Tours helped organize a fundraiser for suicide prevention and mental health. Thank you to Cinema Salem for providing space for the free screening, all the sponsors, and to our wonderful attendees, the event raised awareness and thousands of dollars to local and national charities.
Every spring brings beautiful fashion and great food to Old Town Hall in Salem. Salem Food Tours is delighted to help organize this wonderful runway event which features styles from local Salem boutiques. The annual Fashion Show Fundraiser raises money for the Salem Arts Festival.