Outdoor Community Tabling Policy
Guido’s Fresh Marketplace welcomes locally-based non-profits, community organizations, and youth sports teams to table outside of our stores. As a locally-owned family business, we strive to support local community initiatives through the use of our outdoor entryway areas whenever possible.
Guido’s reserves the right to deny any solicitation request. Our goal is to help all customers feel welcome as they come in to shop, and this means that we must approach some of the more complex community issues with a particular sensitivity.
Before applying, please note the following guidelines. If they meet your needs, please apply below and we will contact you to schedule a time if your organization is a good fit. Please note that we reserve the right to end a solicitation session if you do not observe the guidelines.
Direct solicitation: Direct solicitation of our customers is prohibited. Please do not approach customers physically or verbally. All interactions must be initiated by customers. You are welcome to greet them with a “hello,” but please don’t engage them unless they come over to your table to ask for information.
Area for solicitation: We will supply a table, or you are welcome to use your own if you prefer. Please remain behind the table at all times, and do not follow customers inside the store.
Team member limits: We have space for up to two people from your organization. Please do not exceed this number at any time. The only exception is for those who are 16 and under (see below).
Parent/ Adult presence: If you are 16 or under, we require a parent or other adult to be present during solicitation. In this instance, we will allow up to three people behind the table.
Parking: If you are tabling outside our Pittsfield store, please park in the lot up the hill behind the store.
Signage: Please bring signage to identify your organization and the goals of your solicitation to help draw customers to your table.
Permissible Table Activity: You may not sell food from your table. You may accept donations or sell raffle tickets or other comparable fundraising items.
Please submit all requests at least one month in advance.