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FirstFruits Marketing donates over 350,000 pounds of apples to local food banks

FirstFruits Marketing of Washington finished its sixth annual Take a Bite Out of Hunger program at select retailers with a collective donation of 350,000 pounds of apples to local food banks. This brings the total program donation to approximately 1,600,000 pounds over six seasons.
 
TAB-logo 1 FirstFruits created Take a Bite Out of Hunger with the goal of helping feed the underserved while bringing attention to the problem of food insecurity in the United States. In its sixth year, FirstFruits continues to partner with retailers and wholesalers to make fresh apple donations. Donations are made in a retailer’s name to local food banks with the retailer contributing the cost of freight. This year’s participating retailers and wholesalers included Ahold, Charlie’s Produce, Dave’s Marketplace, Good Food Stores, Harvey’s, McKay’s Markets, Northwest Grocers, Red Apple Markets, Roundy’s, Stater Brothers, Super 1 Foods, Thriftway and United Supermarkets.
 
“The Take a Bite Out of Hunger program continues to grow every year thanks to the continued support and dedication from our partners,” said Chuck Zeutenhorst, general manager of FirstFruits.  “Their participation is not just about the donation, but also about engaging and educating consumers about the issues surrounding hunger.”
 
Hunger isn’t just about being hungry. It’s about food insecurity, or not having regular access to safe, affordable and nutritious foods. As of 2014, 14 percent of all U.S. households were food-insecure according to the USDA. Of those, households with children reported food insecurity at a higher rate than those without children — 19 percent compared to 12 percent.
 
The Take a Bite Out of Hunger™ program provides full retail support with campaign-themed polybags and merchandisers, point-of-sale cards and ad slicks. At the conclusion of the program, local press is invited to cover the food bank donations.

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WP Rawl donates 500 cases of fresh produce to Harvest Hope

This Christmas, WP Rawl made the holidays a little merrier for families serviced by Harvest Hope Food Bank in Columbia, SC, through a donation of fresh produce to the local food bank.

Fresh produce is oftentimes hard to come by or absent in food banks across the country, in particular during the holidays. WP Rawl donated 500 mixed gift boxes of fresh produce to Harvest Hope, which included apples, oranges, regular and sweet potatoes, celery and onion mix, collards, butternut squash, cabbage, squash and zucchini.DSC 0912Over the holidays WP Rawl helped families in need with a donation of 500 mixed gift boxes of fresh produce.

“This donation of packed fruits and vegetables for our clients during the Christmas season is such a thoughtful and generous gift; these boxes will be used throughout our Emergency Food Pantries and Mobile Food Pantries,” Denise Holland, Harvest Hope Food Bank chief executive officer, said in a press release. “Having fresh fruit and vegetables is very important to our clients at this time of year and some have little to no access to it otherwise. I am so thankful for the support from WP Rawl for their help in providing delicious, fresh produce to struggling families in our community.”

The donation is one of several ways that WP Rawl assists Harvest Hope throughout the year. This summer, the local leafy greens grower and shipper hosted the Katie’s Krops Camp at their headquarters in Pelion, SC, which included a service project at the food bank. For the project, the campers built a raised bed-vegetable garden with 12 beds and various types of vegetables per bed, which is meant to serve as a sustainable source of fresh produce for Harvest Hope. WP Rawl hopes that this holiday donation will supplement the vegetables they are already growing on site. The donation was made in honor of all of WP Rawl’s customers and employees as a thank you for their support.

“As a family and as a company, it is important to us to share with our global and local communities,” Ashley Rawl, vice president of sales, marketing and product development at WP Rawl, said in the press release. “It is so satisfying to see that the Harvest Hope staff and volunteers have enjoyed maintaining the raised beds that the Katie’s Krops campers built this summer and we are happy to continue to help them in various ways throughout the year.”

WP Rawl’s year-long mission to end hunger leads them to give back to other organizations such as RAMP, the Rockin’ Appalachian Mom Project and Katie’s Krops.

The Produce News | Today’s Headlines – The Produce News – Covering fresh produce around the globe since 1897.

WP Rawl donates 500 cases of fresh produce to Harvest Hope

This Christmas, WP Rawl made the holidays a little merrier for families serviced by Harvest Hope Food Bank in Columbia, SC, through a donation of fresh produce to the local food bank.

Fresh produce is oftentimes hard to come by or absent in food banks across the country, in particular during the holidays. WP Rawl donated 500 mixed gift boxes of fresh produce to Harvest Hope, which included apples, oranges, regular and sweet potatoes, celery and onion mix, collards, butternut squash, cabbage, squash and zucchini.DSC 0912Over the holidays WP Rawl helped families in need with a donation of 500 mixed gift boxes of fresh produce.

“This donation of packed fruits and vegetables for our clients during the Christmas season is such a thoughtful and generous gift; these boxes will be used throughout our Emergency Food Pantries and Mobile Food Pantries,” Denise Holland, Harvest Hope Food Bank chief executive officer, said in a press release. “Having fresh fruit and vegetables is very important to our clients at this time of year and some have little to no access to it otherwise. I am so thankful for the support from WP Rawl for their help in providing delicious, fresh produce to struggling families in our community.”

The donation is one of several ways that WP Rawl assists Harvest Hope throughout the year. This summer, the local leafy greens grower and shipper hosted the Katie’s Krops Camp at their headquarters in Pelion, SC, which included a service project at the food bank. For the project, the campers built a raised bed-vegetable garden with 12 beds and various types of vegetables per bed, which is meant to serve as a sustainable source of fresh produce for Harvest Hope. WP Rawl hopes that this holiday donation will supplement the vegetables they are already growing on site. The donation was made in honor of all of WP Rawl’s customers and employees as a thank you for their support.

“As a family and as a company, it is important to us to share with our global and local communities,” Ashley Rawl, vice president of sales, marketing and product development at WP Rawl, said in the press release. “It is so satisfying to see that the Harvest Hope staff and volunteers have enjoyed maintaining the raised beds that the Katie’s Krops campers built this summer and we are happy to continue to help them in various ways throughout the year.”

WP Rawl’s year-long mission to end hunger leads them to give back to other organizations such as RAMP, the Rockin’ Appalachian Mom Project and Katie’s Krops.

The Produce News | Today’s Headlines – The Produce News – Covering fresh produce around the globe since 1897.

Produce industry donates more than 17,000 pounds to Monterey County food bank

This past weekend, the fresh produce industry showed its commitment to alleviating childhood obesity through healthy food choices with a 17,141-pound fresh produce donation to the Food Bank of Monterey County after the annual PMA Foodservice Conference & Expo.

One-fifth of the population of Monterey County now receives food assistance — 90,000 residents annually, up from 55,300 in 2005, according to reports produced by the food bank.Untitled-1Following the PMA Foodservice Conference & Expo, the fresh produce industry donated 17,141-pounds of fresh produce to the Food Bank of Monterey County.

“Here in Monterey County, over 20 percent of the population struggles with hunger, including 1 in 4 children,” Melissa Kendrick, executive director of the Food Bank for Monterey County, said in a press release. “As the ‘Salad bowl of America,’ we could not accomplish what we do without the generous support of the ag community in our fight against hunger.”

The show’s exhibitors have been donating fresh produce to the county as a result of the show for more than 15 years.

“The produce industry is in a unique position to give back,” Barbara Keckler, marketing manager for Potandon Produce and PMA Exhibitor Advisory Committee member, said in the release. “The exhibitors who came together to donate fresh, healthy product to those in need did a good thing this weekend, and I’m proud to know it’ll make a difference in Monterey County.”

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I Love Produce donates money to local Peru village school

I Love Produce, a pioneer in importation of organic ginger from Peru, took part in a new harvest celebration and ceremony to commemorate its donation of $ 13,440 to the local village school called the “Antonio Raymondi” secondary school. The school donation program was initiated by I Love Produce to give back to the local native Asháninka Community of Churingaveni where the ginger is from. The Asháninkas are the second-largest indigenous group living in the rainforests of Peru with a culture that dates back to the time of the Incas.

“The Asháninka rainforest area is one of the most remote places I have ever traveled”, said Jim Provost, president of I Love Produce. “A trip there requires a 10 hour flight to Lima, a 12 hour bus ride from the capital to the village and then a perilous river crossing by raft to reach the school. Because of the remoteness of the area, the school lacks many of the resources we take for granted. Our aim is to form a lasting relationship with the school so we can make a difference to their kids on a long-term basis.”

CheckPeruThe school donation program was set up with I Love Produce’s ginger supplier, Rainforest Organic. The money from this project will support the school library, computer room and other facilities, said school director Jaime Fernández Yoni Cave of Antonio Raymond School.   “For the children this project is a-dream-come-true.”

The harvest ceremony included local traditional clothing, dancing, singing, a feast of local food and drink followed by a spirited game of basketball. A movie of the event can be viewed on company website — iLoveProduce.com.

“The rainforest region of Peru is an ideal place to grow organic ginger because it is virgin land and we only allow ginger to be grown once every six years on the acreage in order for the land to fully recover”, said Guillermo Medina, owner of Rainforest Ginger. “The forest provides everything for the Asháninka. Most Asháninka children attend a primary school and alongside their usual lessons the school children learn how they can contribute to their community and look after the environment. They are taught that it’s their forest and their home. It’s also important that communities can make an income from their forest resources. So together we’re helping the Asháninka to receive training in how to improve the ginger and the land it is grown on, so that they can make a decent living and pass down their skills to the next generation.”

“The good people at Rainforest Organic show a good deal of love and care for the products that they produce,” said Provost. “It shows in the quality of their ginger. New crop Peru ginger is now arriving in the United States and we now have organic and conventional ginger for sale at prices competitive to the Chinese market.   The harvest ceremony was perfect timing because the market has been short of ginger, and is ready for a new supply of good quality, and good value ginger.”

“China has dominated to ginger market for years, but because Chinese ginger prices have increased in recent years, there is a great opportunity for the ginger buyers and consumers in the United States to evaluate the ginger from Peru and get an indication of its value in the market,” Provost added.

The Produce News | Today’s Headlines – The Produce News – Covering fresh produce around the globe since 1897.

I Love Produce donates money to local Peru village school

I Love Produce, a pioneer in importation of organic ginger from Peru, took part in a new harvest celebration and ceremony to commemorate its donation of $ 13,440 to the local village school called the “Antonio Raymondi” secondary school. The school donation program was initiated by I Love Produce to give back to the local native Asháninka Community of Churingaveni where the ginger is from. The Asháninkas are the second-largest indigenous group living in the rainforests of Peru with a culture that dates back to the time of the Incas.

“The Asháninka rainforest area is one of the most remote places I have ever traveled”, said Jim Provost, president of I Love Produce. “A trip there requires a 10 hour flight to Lima, a 12 hour bus ride from the capital to the village and then a perilous river crossing by raft to reach the school. Because of the remoteness of the area, the school lacks many of the resources we take for granted. Our aim is to form a lasting relationship with the school so we can make a difference to their kids on a long-term basis.”

CheckPeruThe school donation program was set up with I Love Produce’s ginger supplier, Rainforest Organic. The money from this project will support the school library, computer room and other facilities, said school director Jaime Fernández Yoni Cave of Antonio Raymond School.   “For the children this project is a-dream-come-true.”

The harvest ceremony included local traditional clothing, dancing, singing, a feast of local food and drink followed by a spirited game of basketball. A movie of the event can be viewed on company website — iLoveProduce.com.

“The rainforest region of Peru is an ideal place to grow organic ginger because it is virgin land and we only allow ginger to be grown once every six years on the acreage in order for the land to fully recover”, said Guillermo Medina, owner of Rainforest Ginger. “The forest provides everything for the Asháninka. Most Asháninka children attend a primary school and alongside their usual lessons the school children learn how they can contribute to their community and look after the environment. They are taught that it’s their forest and their home. It’s also important that communities can make an income from their forest resources. So together we’re helping the Asháninka to receive training in how to improve the ginger and the land it is grown on, so that they can make a decent living and pass down their skills to the next generation.”

“The good people at Rainforest Organic show a good deal of love and care for the products that they produce,” said Provost. “It shows in the quality of their ginger. New crop Peru ginger is now arriving in the United States and we now have organic and conventional ginger for sale at prices competitive to the Chinese market.   The harvest ceremony was perfect timing because the market has been short of ginger, and is ready for a new supply of good quality, and good value ginger.”

“China has dominated to ginger market for years, but because Chinese ginger prices have increased in recent years, there is a great opportunity for the ginger buyers and consumers in the United States to evaluate the ginger from Peru and get an indication of its value in the market,” Provost added.

The Produce News | Today’s Headlines – The Produce News – Covering fresh produce around the globe since 1897.

I Love Produce donates money to local Peru village school

I Love Produce, a pioneer in importation of organic ginger from Peru, took part in a new harvest celebration and ceremony to commemorate its donation of $ 13,440 to the local village school called the “Antonio Raymondi” secondary school. The school donation program was initiated by I Love Produce to give back to the local native Asháninka Community of Churingaveni where the ginger is from. The Asháninkas are the second-largest indigenous group living in the rainforests of Peru with a culture that dates back to the time of the Incas.

“The Asháninka rainforest area is one of the most remote places I have ever traveled”, said Jim Provost, president of I Love Produce. “A trip there requires a 10 hour flight to Lima, a 12 hour bus ride from the capital to the village and then a perilous river crossing by raft to reach the school. Because of the remoteness of the area, the school lacks many of the resources we take for granted. Our aim is to form a lasting relationship with the school so we can make a difference to their kids on a long-term basis.”

CheckPeruThe school donation program was set up with I Love Produce’s ginger supplier, Rainforest Organic. The money from this project will support the school library, computer room and other facilities, said school director Jaime Fernández Yoni Cave of Antonio Raymond School.   “For the children this project is a-dream-come-true.”

The harvest ceremony included local traditional clothing, dancing, singing, a feast of local food and drink followed by a spirited game of basketball. A movie of the event can be viewed on company website — iLoveProduce.com.

“The rainforest region of Peru is an ideal place to grow organic ginger because it is virgin land and we only allow ginger to be grown once every six years on the acreage in order for the land to fully recover”, said Guillermo Medina, owner of Rainforest Ginger. “The forest provides everything for the Asháninka. Most Asháninka children attend a primary school and alongside their usual lessons the school children learn how they can contribute to their community and look after the environment. They are taught that it’s their forest and their home. It’s also important that communities can make an income from their forest resources. So together we’re helping the Asháninka to receive training in how to improve the ginger and the land it is grown on, so that they can make a decent living and pass down their skills to the next generation.”

“The good people at Rainforest Organic show a good deal of love and care for the products that they produce,” said Provost. “It shows in the quality of their ginger. New crop Peru ginger is now arriving in the United States and we now have organic and conventional ginger for sale at prices competitive to the Chinese market.   The harvest ceremony was perfect timing because the market has been short of ginger, and is ready for a new supply of good quality, and good value ginger.”

“China has dominated to ginger market for years, but because Chinese ginger prices have increased in recent years, there is a great opportunity for the ginger buyers and consumers in the United States to evaluate the ginger from Peru and get an indication of its value in the market,” Provost added.

The Produce News | Today’s Headlines – The Produce News – Covering fresh produce around the globe since 1897.

GloriAnn Farms donates to Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund

After a two-year success, GloriAnn Farms and its partner, Five Crowns Marketing, are once again featuring their “Support Our Troops” campaign. glorFor every retail case of corn sold to participating retailers in August, GloriAnn Farms will make a donation to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, which contributes to the families of military personnel lost or injured in duty.

“This marks a third exciting year partnering with the Fallen Heroes Fund,” Mark Bacchetti, one of the principals of GloriAnn Farms, said in a press release. “We are so fortunate to be involved with a prominent organization that supports the men and women of the Armed Forces and their families. We have been able to consistently contribute approximately $ 18,000 to the fund and are eager to make a larger contribution this year.”

The GloriAnn tray packs for the month of August will include a sticker highlighting the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. According to Daren Van Dyke, director of sales and marketing for Five Crowns, “The sticker is an insignia to promote a worthy cause, which is also a unique merchandising opportunity for customers.” 

For promotion details, customers can contact their sales representative and visit www.gloriannfarms.com for any additional information.

The Produce News | Today’s Headlines – The Produce News – Covering fresh produce around the globe since 1897.

“Jet Precooler Manufacturer donates 0.5% of sales to help wounded soldiers and their families”

“Jet Precooler Manufacturer donates 0.5% of sales to help wounded soldiers and their families”

Global Cooling Inc. announced today, that going forward, 1/2% of all sales, will be donated monthly to Operation First Response (OFR). OFR is a non-profit foundation, that helps wounded American soldiers and their families.

According to Global Cooling founder and president Jim Still, “Peggy Baker and OFR are the most important first line of defence for so many of our men and women who are, believe it or not, just about abandoned, after they return home from the Gulf Wars, with so many battle scars, both physical and emotional.”

He continued, “I can say things that Peggy and the others cannot say, about how these brave men and women, some young, and some not so young, how they are treated, or better yet, just plain ignored, by the powers that be in America today. It is not intentional by any means, it is just how bureaucracy works, but it is nonetheless real.”

Returning soldiers, who enlisted to help America remain free, are almost all affected with “some sort of post traumatic something or other,” according to Still. “They suffer an injury themselves, that prevents them from returning to ‘normal’ life when they return, or they suffer the loss of comrades in arms, and they wonder ‘why was that not me instead of him?’, and they do not want to abandon or forsake their band of brothers in these dessert conflicts, so maybe they re-up one time more  than they should have, and then that is their burden to bear.”

Many of these brave men and women, and their families too, are for a wide range of reasons, denied assistance and support when they return to civilian life, and many face foreclosure on their homes, and loss of cars and trucks and more.

“That is where OFR steps in,” said Still, “Peggy and her staff sometimes take a first phone call for help in the morning, and then the money that is needed to solve the emergency is sent on its way that afternoon, or the next morning. There is, of course, some paperwork involved, but is only for what is truly needed, and can be expedited when a need might be urgent. Of course, things being what they are right now, there is really not enough of Peggy or her staff or enough money just sitting  there, to take care of everybody, who could use some extra help.“

From the most recent audited financials of OFR, more than 90% of all donations are passed straight through to the troops and their families. “I don’t know of any other organization,” said Still, “that is so effective at delivering emergency and ongoing help, and with the spirit of our great nation, at the same time.”

“Many of the good companies in the world,” continued Still, “have their causes and their charities, and almost all of us chose to remain anonymous, most of the time.”
“But this cause is different, because it is right now so urgent,” he said. “There are so many families, that have so many needs, they are just overwhelming the government resources meant to help them.”

“I am hoping that by going public with what was before an anonymous effort for Global, that we can encourage other companies, whether American or of our allies, to follow suit and pitch in, in this special time of need,” he explained.

“OFR has two main programs,” Still continued, “The Last Mission Project, focused on ‘PTSD-The Battle On and Off the Field”, and then the Military Family Assistance Project, which is about just what it says.“ To learn more about OFR’s programs, see www.OperationFirstResponse.org, and click on the Programs tab.

“For the average working man or woman,” Still explained, “all I would ask is that you try to understand what it is like for these men and women, and not be so worried about being made to feel uncomfortable about identifying with them, and feeling what they feel. We are all in this together, and these are our brothers and sisters.”

“I am hoping,” Still concluded, “that by going public with this, and choosing to not be anonymous this one time, there might be other companies that will join mine, and help support these men and women, and their families, who have sacrificed so much of themselves to preserve the American way of life.”

For more information:
Jim Still
Global Cooling Inc.
Tel: +1- 610-248-9800
[email protected]
www.PreCoolers.net

Publication date: 7/9/2014


FreshPlaza.com

“Jet Precooler Manufacturer donates 0.5% of sales to help wounded soldiers and their families”

“Jet Precooler Manufacturer donates 0.5% of sales to help wounded soldiers and their families”

Global Cooling Inc. announced today, that going forward, 1/2% of all sales, will be donated monthly to Operation First Response (OFR). OFR is a non-profit foundation, that helps wounded American soldiers and their families.

According to Global Cooling founder and president Jim Still, “Peggy Baker and OFR are the most important first line of defence for so many of our men and women who are, believe it or not, just about abandoned, after they return home from the Gulf Wars, with so many battle scars, both physical and emotional.”

He continued, “I can say things that Peggy and the others cannot say, about how these brave men and women, some young, and some not so young, how they are treated, or better yet, just plain ignored, by the powers that be in America today. It is not intentional by any means, it is just how bureaucracy works, but it is nonetheless real.”

Returning soldiers, who enlisted to help America remain free, are almost all affected with “some sort of post traumatic something or other,” according to Still. “They suffer an injury themselves, that prevents them from returning to ‘normal’ life when they return, or they suffer the loss of comrades in arms, and they wonder ‘why was that not me instead of him?’, and they do not want to abandon or forsake their band of brothers in these dessert conflicts, so maybe they re-up one time more  than they should have, and then that is their burden to bear.”

Many of these brave men and women, and their families too, are for a wide range of reasons, denied assistance and support when they return to civilian life, and many face foreclosure on their homes, and loss of cars and trucks and more.

“That is where OFR steps in,” said Still, “Peggy and her staff sometimes take a first phone call for help in the morning, and then the money that is needed to solve the emergency is sent on its way that afternoon, or the next morning. There is, of course, some paperwork involved, but is only for what is truly needed, and can be expedited when a need might be urgent. Of course, things being what they are right now, there is really not enough of Peggy or her staff or enough money just sitting  there, to take care of everybody, who could use some extra help.“

From the most recent audited financials of OFR, more than 90% of all donations are passed straight through to the troops and their families. “I don’t know of any other organization,” said Still, “that is so effective at delivering emergency and ongoing help, and with the spirit of our great nation, at the same time.”

“Many of the good companies in the world,” continued Still, “have their causes and their charities, and almost all of us chose to remain anonymous, most of the time.”
“But this cause is different, because it is right now so urgent,” he said. “There are so many families, that have so many needs, they are just overwhelming the government resources meant to help them.”

“I am hoping that by going public with what was before an anonymous effort for Global, that we can encourage other companies, whether American or of our allies, to follow suit and pitch in, in this special time of need,” he explained.

“OFR has two main programs,” Still continued, “The Last Mission Project, focused on ‘PTSD-The Battle On and Off the Field”, and then the Military Family Assistance Project, which is about just what it says.“ To learn more about OFR’s programs, see www.OperationFirstResponse.org, and click on the Programs tab.

“For the average working man or woman,” Still explained, “all I would ask is that you try to understand what it is like for these men and women, and not be so worried about being made to feel uncomfortable about identifying with them, and feeling what they feel. We are all in this together, and these are our brothers and sisters.”

“I am hoping,” Still concluded, “that by going public with this, and choosing to not be anonymous this one time, there might be other companies that will join mine, and help support these men and women, and their families, who have sacrificed so much of themselves to preserve the American way of life.”

For more information:
Jim Still
Global Cooling Inc.
Tel: +1- 610-248-9800
[email protected]
www.PreCoolers.net

Publication date: 7/9/2014


FreshPlaza.com

“Jet Precooler Manufacturer donates 0.5% of sales to help wounded soldiers and their families”

“Jet Precooler Manufacturer donates 0.5% of sales to help wounded soldiers and their families”

Global Cooling Inc. announced today, that going forward, 1/2% of all sales, will be donated monthly to Operation First Response (OFR). OFR is a non-profit foundation, that helps wounded American soldiers and their families.

According to Global Cooling founder and president Jim Still, “Peggy Baker and OFR are the most important first line of defence for so many of our men and women who are, believe it or not, just about abandoned, after they return home from the Gulf Wars, with so many battle scars, both physical and emotional.”

He continued, “I can say things that Peggy and the others cannot say, about how these brave men and women, some young, and some not so young, how they are treated, or better yet, just plain ignored, by the powers that be in America today. It is not intentional by any means, it is just how bureaucracy works, but it is nonetheless real.”

Returning soldiers, who enlisted to help America remain free, are almost all affected with “some sort of post traumatic something or other,” according to Still. “They suffer an injury themselves, that prevents them from returning to ‘normal’ life when they return, or they suffer the loss of comrades in arms, and they wonder ‘why was that not me instead of him?’, and they do not want to abandon or forsake their band of brothers in these dessert conflicts, so maybe they re-up one time more  than they should have, and then that is their burden to bear.”

Many of these brave men and women, and their families too, are for a wide range of reasons, denied assistance and support when they return to civilian life, and many face foreclosure on their homes, and loss of cars and trucks and more.

“That is where OFR steps in,” said Still, “Peggy and her staff sometimes take a first phone call for help in the morning, and then the money that is needed to solve the emergency is sent on its way that afternoon, or the next morning. There is, of course, some paperwork involved, but is only for what is truly needed, and can be expedited when a need might be urgent. Of course, things being what they are right now, there is really not enough of Peggy or her staff or enough money just sitting  there, to take care of everybody, who could use some extra help.“

From the most recent audited financials of OFR, more than 90% of all donations are passed straight through to the troops and their families. “I don’t know of any other organization,” said Still, “that is so effective at delivering emergency and ongoing help, and with the spirit of our great nation, at the same time.”

“Many of the good companies in the world,” continued Still, “have their causes and their charities, and almost all of us chose to remain anonymous, most of the time.”
“But this cause is different, because it is right now so urgent,” he said. “There are so many families, that have so many needs, they are just overwhelming the government resources meant to help them.”

“I am hoping that by going public with what was before an anonymous effort for Global, that we can encourage other companies, whether American or of our allies, to follow suit and pitch in, in this special time of need,” he explained.

“OFR has two main programs,” Still continued, “The Last Mission Project, focused on ‘PTSD-The Battle On and Off the Field”, and then the Military Family Assistance Project, which is about just what it says.“ To learn more about OFR’s programs, see www.OperationFirstResponse.org, and click on the Programs tab.

“For the average working man or woman,” Still explained, “all I would ask is that you try to understand what it is like for these men and women, and not be so worried about being made to feel uncomfortable about identifying with them, and feeling what they feel. We are all in this together, and these are our brothers and sisters.”

“I am hoping,” Still concluded, “that by going public with this, and choosing to not be anonymous this one time, there might be other companies that will join mine, and help support these men and women, and their families, who have sacrificed so much of themselves to preserve the American way of life.”

For more information:
Jim Still
Global Cooling Inc.
Tel: +1- 610-248-9800
[email protected]
www.PreCoolers.net

Publication date: 7/9/2014


FreshPlaza.com

“Jet Precooler Manufacturer donates 0.5% of sales to help wounded soldiers and their families”

“Jet Precooler Manufacturer donates 0.5% of sales to help wounded soldiers and their families”

Global Cooling Inc. announced today, that going forward, 1/2% of all sales, will be donated monthly to Operation First Response (OFR). OFR is a non-profit foundation, that helps wounded American soldiers and their families.

According to Global Cooling founder and president Jim Still, “Peggy Baker and OFR are the most important first line of defence for so many of our men and women who are, believe it or not, just about abandoned, after they return home from the Gulf Wars, with so many battle scars, both physical and emotional.”

He continued, “I can say things that Peggy and the others cannot say, about how these brave men and women, some young, and some not so young, how they are treated, or better yet, just plain ignored, by the powers that be in America today. It is not intentional by any means, it is just how bureaucracy works, but it is nonetheless real.”

Returning soldiers, who enlisted to help America remain free, are almost all affected with “some sort of post traumatic something or other,” according to Still. “They suffer an injury themselves, that prevents them from returning to ‘normal’ life when they return, or they suffer the loss of comrades in arms, and they wonder ‘why was that not me instead of him?’, and they do not want to abandon or forsake their band of brothers in these dessert conflicts, so maybe they re-up one time more  than they should have, and then that is their burden to bear.”

Many of these brave men and women, and their families too, are for a wide range of reasons, denied assistance and support when they return to civilian life, and many face foreclosure on their homes, and loss of cars and trucks and more.

“That is where OFR steps in,” said Still, “Peggy and her staff sometimes take a first phone call for help in the morning, and then the money that is needed to solve the emergency is sent on its way that afternoon, or the next morning. There is, of course, some paperwork involved, but is only for what is truly needed, and can be expedited when a need might be urgent. Of course, things being what they are right now, there is really not enough of Peggy or her staff or enough money just sitting  there, to take care of everybody, who could use some extra help.“

From the most recent audited financials of OFR, more than 90% of all donations are passed straight through to the troops and their families. “I don’t know of any other organization,” said Still, “that is so effective at delivering emergency and ongoing help, and with the spirit of our great nation, at the same time.”

“Many of the good companies in the world,” continued Still, “have their causes and their charities, and almost all of us chose to remain anonymous, most of the time.”
“But this cause is different, because it is right now so urgent,” he said. “There are so many families, that have so many needs, they are just overwhelming the government resources meant to help them.”

“I am hoping that by going public with what was before an anonymous effort for Global, that we can encourage other companies, whether American or of our allies, to follow suit and pitch in, in this special time of need,” he explained.

“OFR has two main programs,” Still continued, “The Last Mission Project, focused on ‘PTSD-The Battle On and Off the Field”, and then the Military Family Assistance Project, which is about just what it says.“ To learn more about OFR’s programs, see www.OperationFirstResponse.org, and click on the Programs tab.

“For the average working man or woman,” Still explained, “all I would ask is that you try to understand what it is like for these men and women, and not be so worried about being made to feel uncomfortable about identifying with them, and feeling what they feel. We are all in this together, and these are our brothers and sisters.”

“I am hoping,” Still concluded, “that by going public with this, and choosing to not be anonymous this one time, there might be other companies that will join mine, and help support these men and women, and their families, who have sacrificed so much of themselves to preserve the American way of life.”

For more information:
Jim Still
Global Cooling Inc.
Tel: +1- 610-248-9800
[email protected]
www.PreCoolers.net

Publication date: 7/9/2014


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“Jet Precooler Manufacturer donates 0.5% of sales to help wounded soldiers and their families”

“Jet Precooler Manufacturer donates 0.5% of sales to help wounded soldiers and their families”

Global Cooling Inc. announced today, that going forward, 1/2% of all sales, will be donated monthly to Operation First Response (OFR). OFR is a non-profit foundation, that helps wounded American soldiers and their families.

According to Global Cooling founder and president Jim Still, “Peggy Baker and OFR are the most important first line of defence for so many of our men and women who are, believe it or not, just about abandoned, after they return home from the Gulf Wars, with so many battle scars, both physical and emotional.”

He continued, “I can say things that Peggy and the others cannot say, about how these brave men and women, some young, and some not so young, how they are treated, or better yet, just plain ignored, by the powers that be in America today. It is not intentional by any means, it is just how bureaucracy works, but it is nonetheless real.”

Returning soldiers, who enlisted to help America remain free, are almost all affected with “some sort of post traumatic something or other,” according to Still. “They suffer an injury themselves, that prevents them from returning to ‘normal’ life when they return, or they suffer the loss of comrades in arms, and they wonder ‘why was that not me instead of him?’, and they do not want to abandon or forsake their band of brothers in these dessert conflicts, so maybe they re-up one time more  than they should have, and then that is their burden to bear.”

Many of these brave men and women, and their families too, are for a wide range of reasons, denied assistance and support when they return to civilian life, and many face foreclosure on their homes, and loss of cars and trucks and more.

“That is where OFR steps in,” said Still, “Peggy and her staff sometimes take a first phone call for help in the morning, and then the money that is needed to solve the emergency is sent on its way that afternoon, or the next morning. There is, of course, some paperwork involved, but is only for what is truly needed, and can be expedited when a need might be urgent. Of course, things being what they are right now, there is really not enough of Peggy or her staff or enough money just sitting  there, to take care of everybody, who could use some extra help.“

From the most recent audited financials of OFR, more than 90% of all donations are passed straight through to the troops and their families. “I don’t know of any other organization,” said Still, “that is so effective at delivering emergency and ongoing help, and with the spirit of our great nation, at the same time.”

“Many of the good companies in the world,” continued Still, “have their causes and their charities, and almost all of us chose to remain anonymous, most of the time.”
“But this cause is different, because it is right now so urgent,” he said. “There are so many families, that have so many needs, they are just overwhelming the government resources meant to help them.”

“I am hoping that by going public with what was before an anonymous effort for Global, that we can encourage other companies, whether American or of our allies, to follow suit and pitch in, in this special time of need,” he explained.

“OFR has two main programs,” Still continued, “The Last Mission Project, focused on ‘PTSD-The Battle On and Off the Field”, and then the Military Family Assistance Project, which is about just what it says.“ To learn more about OFR’s programs, see www.OperationFirstResponse.org, and click on the Programs tab.

“For the average working man or woman,” Still explained, “all I would ask is that you try to understand what it is like for these men and women, and not be so worried about being made to feel uncomfortable about identifying with them, and feeling what they feel. We are all in this together, and these are our brothers and sisters.”

“I am hoping,” Still concluded, “that by going public with this, and choosing to not be anonymous this one time, there might be other companies that will join mine, and help support these men and women, and their families, who have sacrificed so much of themselves to preserve the American way of life.”

For more information:
Jim Still
Global Cooling Inc.
Tel: +1- 610-248-9800
[email protected]
www.PreCoolers.net

Publication date: 7/9/2014


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“Jet Precooler Manufacturer donates 0.5% of sales to help wounded soldiers and their families”

“Jet Precooler Manufacturer donates 0.5% of sales to help wounded soldiers and their families”

Global Cooling Inc. announced today, that going forward, 1/2% of all sales, will be donated monthly to Operation First Response (OFR). OFR is a non-profit foundation, that helps wounded American soldiers and their families.

According to Global Cooling founder and president Jim Still, “Peggy Baker and OFR are the most important first line of defence for so many of our men and women who are, believe it or not, just about abandoned, after they return home from the Gulf Wars, with so many battle scars, both physical and emotional.”

He continued, “I can say things that Peggy and the others cannot say, about how these brave men and women, some young, and some not so young, how they are treated, or better yet, just plain ignored, by the powers that be in America today. It is not intentional by any means, it is just how bureaucracy works, but it is nonetheless real.”

Returning soldiers, who enlisted to help America remain free, are almost all affected with “some sort of post traumatic something or other,” according to Still. “They suffer an injury themselves, that prevents them from returning to ‘normal’ life when they return, or they suffer the loss of comrades in arms, and they wonder ‘why was that not me instead of him?’, and they do not want to abandon or forsake their band of brothers in these dessert conflicts, so maybe they re-up one time more  than they should have, and then that is their burden to bear.”

Many of these brave men and women, and their families too, are for a wide range of reasons, denied assistance and support when they return to civilian life, and many face foreclosure on their homes, and loss of cars and trucks and more.

“That is where OFR steps in,” said Still, “Peggy and her staff sometimes take a first phone call for help in the morning, and then the money that is needed to solve the emergency is sent on its way that afternoon, or the next morning. There is, of course, some paperwork involved, but is only for what is truly needed, and can be expedited when a need might be urgent. Of course, things being what they are right now, there is really not enough of Peggy or her staff or enough money just sitting  there, to take care of everybody, who could use some extra help.“

From the most recent audited financials of OFR, more than 90% of all donations are passed straight through to the troops and their families. “I don’t know of any other organization,” said Still, “that is so effective at delivering emergency and ongoing help, and with the spirit of our great nation, at the same time.”

“Many of the good companies in the world,” continued Still, “have their causes and their charities, and almost all of us chose to remain anonymous, most of the time.”
“But this cause is different, because it is right now so urgent,” he said. “There are so many families, that have so many needs, they are just overwhelming the government resources meant to help them.”

“I am hoping that by going public with what was before an anonymous effort for Global, that we can encourage other companies, whether American or of our allies, to follow suit and pitch in, in this special time of need,” he explained.

“OFR has two main programs,” Still continued, “The Last Mission Project, focused on ‘PTSD-The Battle On and Off the Field”, and then the Military Family Assistance Project, which is about just what it says.“ To learn more about OFR’s programs, see www.OperationFirstResponse.org, and click on the Programs tab.

“For the average working man or woman,” Still explained, “all I would ask is that you try to understand what it is like for these men and women, and not be so worried about being made to feel uncomfortable about identifying with them, and feeling what they feel. We are all in this together, and these are our brothers and sisters.”

“I am hoping,” Still concluded, “that by going public with this, and choosing to not be anonymous this one time, there might be other companies that will join mine, and help support these men and women, and their families, who have sacrificed so much of themselves to preserve the American way of life.”

For more information:
Jim Still
Global Cooling Inc.
Tel: +1- 610-248-9800
[email protected]
www.PreCoolers.net

Publication date: 7/9/2014


FreshPlaza.com

“Jet Precooler Manufacturer donates 0.5% of sales to help wounded soldiers and their families”

“Jet Precooler Manufacturer donates 0.5% of sales to help wounded soldiers and their families”

Global Cooling Inc. announced today, that going forward, 1/2% of all sales, will be donated monthly to Operation First Response (OFR). OFR is a non-profit foundation, that helps wounded American soldiers and their families.

According to Global Cooling founder and president Jim Still, “Peggy Baker and OFR are the most important first line of defence for so many of our men and women who are, believe it or not, just about abandoned, after they return home from the Gulf Wars, with so many battle scars, both physical and emotional.”

He continued, “I can say things that Peggy and the others cannot say, about how these brave men and women, some young, and some not so young, how they are treated, or better yet, just plain ignored, by the powers that be in America today. It is not intentional by any means, it is just how bureaucracy works, but it is nonetheless real.”

Returning soldiers, who enlisted to help America remain free, are almost all affected with “some sort of post traumatic something or other,” according to Still. “They suffer an injury themselves, that prevents them from returning to ‘normal’ life when they return, or they suffer the loss of comrades in arms, and they wonder ‘why was that not me instead of him?’, and they do not want to abandon or forsake their band of brothers in these dessert conflicts, so maybe they re-up one time more  than they should have, and then that is their burden to bear.”

Many of these brave men and women, and their families too, are for a wide range of reasons, denied assistance and support when they return to civilian life, and many face foreclosure on their homes, and loss of cars and trucks and more.

“That is where OFR steps in,” said Still, “Peggy and her staff sometimes take a first phone call for help in the morning, and then the money that is needed to solve the emergency is sent on its way that afternoon, or the next morning. There is, of course, some paperwork involved, but is only for what is truly needed, and can be expedited when a need might be urgent. Of course, things being what they are right now, there is really not enough of Peggy or her staff or enough money just sitting  there, to take care of everybody, who could use some extra help.“

From the most recent audited financials of OFR, more than 90% of all donations are passed straight through to the troops and their families. “I don’t know of any other organization,” said Still, “that is so effective at delivering emergency and ongoing help, and with the spirit of our great nation, at the same time.”

“Many of the good companies in the world,” continued Still, “have their causes and their charities, and almost all of us chose to remain anonymous, most of the time.”
“But this cause is different, because it is right now so urgent,” he said. “There are so many families, that have so many needs, they are just overwhelming the government resources meant to help them.”

“I am hoping that by going public with what was before an anonymous effort for Global, that we can encourage other companies, whether American or of our allies, to follow suit and pitch in, in this special time of need,” he explained.

“OFR has two main programs,” Still continued, “The Last Mission Project, focused on ‘PTSD-The Battle On and Off the Field”, and then the Military Family Assistance Project, which is about just what it says.“ To learn more about OFR’s programs, see www.OperationFirstResponse.org, and click on the Programs tab.

“For the average working man or woman,” Still explained, “all I would ask is that you try to understand what it is like for these men and women, and not be so worried about being made to feel uncomfortable about identifying with them, and feeling what they feel. We are all in this together, and these are our brothers and sisters.”

“I am hoping,” Still concluded, “that by going public with this, and choosing to not be anonymous this one time, there might be other companies that will join mine, and help support these men and women, and their families, who have sacrificed so much of themselves to preserve the American way of life.”

For more information:
Jim Still
Global Cooling Inc.
Tel: +1- 610-248-9800
[email protected]
www.PreCoolers.net

Publication date: 7/9/2014


FreshPlaza.com

Maglio & Co. donates salad bars to local Wisconsin schools

Maglio logo RGBMaglio & Co., a regional distributor, repacker and fresh-cut processor of produce, has contributed $ 5,000 to the Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools campaign. This donation will fund the equipment for a salad bar in two Wisconsin schools: the Academy of Excellence in Milwaukee and Black Hawk Elementary School in Sauk City.
 
Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools is a grassroots effort of the Food Family Farming Foundation, the National Fruit & Vegetable Alliance, the United Fresh Produce Association Foundation and Whole Foods Market in support of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move initiative.
 
Maglio & Co. selected the Academy of Excellence and Black Hawk Elementary to receive its contribution so that the company could support an urban school as well as a rural one. The Academy and Black Hawk are two of more than 3,400 schools that have received a salad bar donation as part of Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools.
 
“Not only does this program provide an opportunity for healthy change in schools, but it allows children to experience fresh foods that they may not have access to otherwise,” Sam Maglio Jr., company president, said in a press release. “Donating to a school in close proximity to one of our facilities allows us to support our local community. Involving a rural school brings this great fresh fruit and vegetable opportunity to a new constituency.”
 
The goal of Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools is to implement 6,000 salad bars over the next three years. To learn more about how to support a salad bar, visit www.saladbars2schools.org.

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FirstFruits Marketing donates 200,000 pounds of apples to food banks

FirstFruits Marketing of Washington ended its fourth annual Take a Bite Out of Hunger program at select retailers with a collective donation of 200,000 pounds of apples to local food banks. This brings the total program donation to just under 1 million pounds over four seasons.ffboh

FirstFruits Marketing created Take a Bite Out of Hunger to help feed the underserved while bringing attention to the problem of food insecurity in the United States. In its fourth year, FirstFruits Marketing continues to partner with retailers to make fresh apple donations in a retailer’s name to local food banks, with the retailer contributing the cost of freight. This year’s participating retailers include Ahold, A&P, Grocery Outlet, Harveys, Dave’s Marketplace and United Supermarkets, with support from C&S Wholesale Grocers.

“We appreciate the continuous support and dedication from our retail partners,” Keith Mathews, chief executive officer of FirstFruits Marketing of Washington, said in a press release. “Their participation in the Take a Bite Out of Hunger program has helped us raise awareness of the larger issue of hunger, and together we hope to find a solution to food insecurity in the United States.”

“The problem of hunger isn’t just about being hungry. It’s about food insecurity, or not having regular access to safe, affordable and nutritious foods,” the company said in the press release. “As of 2010, 15 percent of all U.S. households were food-insecure; 33 percent of those were children, 96 percent reported that the food they bought just did not last and they did not have money to get more, and 94 percent reported that they could not afford to eat balanced meals.”

The Take a Bite Out of Hunger program provided full retail support with campaign-themed polybags and merchandisers, point-of-sale cards and ad slicks. The program will conclude with a local press release to cover the food bank donations in each retailers’ market.

FirstFruits Marketing is a collaborative apple marketing company owned by growers. These growers share a commitment to producing high-quality fruit while balancing the demands of purpose, people, planet and profit so that a portion of profits can be donated to non-profit missions supporting the underserved. For more Information, visit www.firstfruits.com.

The Produce News | Today’s Headlines – The Produce News – Covering fresh produce around the globe since 1897.

FirstFruits Marketing donates 200,000 pounds of apples to food banks

FirstFruits Marketing of Washington ended its fourth annual Take a Bite Out of Hunger program at select retailers with a collective donation of 200,000 pounds of apples to local food banks. This brings the total program donation to just under 1 million pounds over four seasons.ffboh

FirstFruits Marketing created Take a Bite Out of Hunger to help feed the underserved while bringing attention to the problem of food insecurity in the United States. In its fourth year, FirstFruits Marketing continues to partner with retailers to make fresh apple donations in a retailer’s name to local food banks, with the retailer contributing the cost of freight. This year’s participating retailers include Ahold, A&P, Grocery Outlet, Harveys, Dave’s Marketplace and United Supermarkets, with support from C&S Wholesale Grocers.

“We appreciate the continuous support and dedication from our retail partners,” Keith Mathews, chief executive officer of FirstFruits Marketing of Washington, said in a press release. “Their participation in the Take a Bite Out of Hunger program has helped us raise awareness of the larger issue of hunger, and together we hope to find a solution to food insecurity in the United States.”

“The problem of hunger isn’t just about being hungry. It’s about food insecurity, or not having regular access to safe, affordable and nutritious foods,” the company said in the press release. “As of 2010, 15 percent of all U.S. households were food-insecure; 33 percent of those were children, 96 percent reported that the food they bought just did not last and they did not have money to get more, and 94 percent reported that they could not afford to eat balanced meals.”

The Take a Bite Out of Hunger program provided full retail support with campaign-themed polybags and merchandisers, point-of-sale cards and ad slicks. The program will conclude with a local press release to cover the food bank donations in each retailers’ market.

FirstFruits Marketing is a collaborative apple marketing company owned by growers. These growers share a commitment to producing high-quality fruit while balancing the demands of purpose, people, planet and profit so that a portion of profits can be donated to non-profit missions supporting the underserved. For more Information, visit www.firstfruits.com.

The Produce News | Today’s Headlines – The Produce News – Covering fresh produce around the globe since 1897.

FirstFruits Marketing donates 200,000 pounds of apples to food banks

FirstFruits Marketing of Washington ended its fourth annual Take a Bite Out of Hunger program at select retailers with a collective donation of 200,000 pounds of apples to local food banks. This brings the total program donation to just under 1 million pounds over four seasons.ffboh

FirstFruits Marketing created Take a Bite Out of Hunger to help feed the underserved while bringing attention to the problem of food insecurity in the United States. In its fourth year, FirstFruits Marketing continues to partner with retailers to make fresh apple donations in a retailer’s name to local food banks, with the retailer contributing the cost of freight. This year’s participating retailers include Ahold, A&P, Grocery Outlet, Harveys, Dave’s Marketplace and United Supermarkets, with support from C&S Wholesale Grocers.

“We appreciate the continuous support and dedication from our retail partners,” Keith Mathews, chief executive officer of FirstFruits Marketing of Washington, said in a press release. “Their participation in the Take a Bite Out of Hunger program has helped us raise awareness of the larger issue of hunger, and together we hope to find a solution to food insecurity in the United States.”

“The problem of hunger isn’t just about being hungry. It’s about food insecurity, or not having regular access to safe, affordable and nutritious foods,” the company said in the press release. “As of 2010, 15 percent of all U.S. households were food-insecure; 33 percent of those were children, 96 percent reported that the food they bought just did not last and they did not have money to get more, and 94 percent reported that they could not afford to eat balanced meals.”

The Take a Bite Out of Hunger program provided full retail support with campaign-themed polybags and merchandisers, point-of-sale cards and ad slicks. The program will conclude with a local press release to cover the food bank donations in each retailers’ market.

FirstFruits Marketing is a collaborative apple marketing company owned by growers. These growers share a commitment to producing high-quality fruit while balancing the demands of purpose, people, planet and profit so that a portion of profits can be donated to non-profit missions supporting the underserved. For more Information, visit www.firstfruits.com.

The Produce News | Today’s Headlines – The Produce News – Covering fresh produce around the globe since 1897.

FirstFruits Marketing donates 200,000 pounds of apples to food banks

FirstFruits Marketing of Washington ended its fourth annual Take a Bite Out of Hunger program at select retailers with a collective donation of 200,000 pounds of apples to local food banks. This brings the total program donation to just under 1 million pounds over four seasons.ffboh

FirstFruits Marketing created Take a Bite Out of Hunger to help feed the underserved while bringing attention to the problem of food insecurity in the United States. In its fourth year, FirstFruits Marketing continues to partner with retailers to make fresh apple donations in a retailer’s name to local food banks, with the retailer contributing the cost of freight. This year’s participating retailers include Ahold, A&P, Grocery Outlet, Harveys, Dave’s Marketplace and United Supermarkets, with support from C&S Wholesale Grocers.

“We appreciate the continuous support and dedication from our retail partners,” Keith Mathews, chief executive officer of FirstFruits Marketing of Washington, said in a press release. “Their participation in the Take a Bite Out of Hunger program has helped us raise awareness of the larger issue of hunger, and together we hope to find a solution to food insecurity in the United States.”

“The problem of hunger isn’t just about being hungry. It’s about food insecurity, or not having regular access to safe, affordable and nutritious foods,” the company said in the press release. “As of 2010, 15 percent of all U.S. households were food-insecure; 33 percent of those were children, 96 percent reported that the food they bought just did not last and they did not have money to get more, and 94 percent reported that they could not afford to eat balanced meals.”

The Take a Bite Out of Hunger program provided full retail support with campaign-themed polybags and merchandisers, point-of-sale cards and ad slicks. The program will conclude with a local press release to cover the food bank donations in each retailers’ market.

FirstFruits Marketing is a collaborative apple marketing company owned by growers. These growers share a commitment to producing high-quality fruit while balancing the demands of purpose, people, planet and profit so that a portion of profits can be donated to non-profit missions supporting the underserved. For more Information, visit www.firstfruits.com.

The Produce News | Today’s Headlines – The Produce News – Covering fresh produce around the globe since 1897.