Organics Unlimited Set to Celebrate 16th Annual GROW Month; Mayra Velazquez de León and Lori Taylor Comment
- by Chandler James
SAN DIEGO, CA - Am I the only one who feels like this August went by in the blink of an eye? No matter how we arrived, here we are on the first day of September, and Organics Unlimited is already giving us plenty to celebrate. Today, the company is kicking off its 16th annual GROW Month to spread the word about this highly beneficial program.
“We are thrilled to team up with The Produce Moms®, a community whose mission is educating consumers on the benefits of fresh produce including the growing process,” said Mayra Velazquez de León, President and Chief Executive Officer of Organics Unlimited and GROW. “Our GROW social responsibility program has made a real difference in the lives of others and helped communities for 16 years where health care, social services, and environmental education are desperately needed. We look forward to spreading the great news about GROW with support from The Produce Moms as we celebrate GROW Month.”
In partnership with The Produce Moms, Organics Unlimited will highlight all of the GROW program’s global social responsibility efforts, including promoting sustainability, education, and health care to underserved communities in banana growing regions of Mexico and Ecuador.
Activities like B-I-N-GROW (a new take on the classic game of BINGO), will help to entertain and educate kids and families of all ages, a press release stated. Recipes featuring GROW bananas and the Behind the Bananas: Growing Communities with Organics Unlimited segment are also sure to draw eyes to this annual celebration.
GROW organic banana purchases, along with retailer and distributor support, have provided nearly $3 million in aid since 2005. A percentage of each purchase of GROW organic bananas is funneled into the GROW fund, which is used for youth educational programs and health clinics along with dental and vision care in Mexico, clean water and early childhood education programs in Ecuador, disaster relief, and environmental initiatives.
“We are excited to partner up with Organics Unlimited, pioneers in the organic industry, to celebrate GROW Month,” said Lori Taylor, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of The Produce Moms. “Sustainability is the common thread that unites us all in the world of agriculture. We wholeheartedly believe in the mission of GROW and love how the program gives back to the growers and growing communities. Organics Unlimited is working to break the poverty cycle and provide better lives for the workers.”
By choosing GROW, customers are supporting small growers, fostering education in banana growing communities, and championing the health of consumers and communities where GROW organic Cavendish bananas are grown. Consumers can participate in GROW Month throughout September 2021 to raise awareness by purchasing GROW label organic bananas and sharing the hashtag #GROWMonth on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
Where’s my party hat—it’s time to celebrate!