Stemilt Growers Gives Back This December With Huge Apple Donation
- by Robert Schaulis
WENATCHEE, WA - Reaching out to needy families and growing its relationship to local communities this holiday season, Stemilt Growers has donated a truckload of fresh apples to Northwest Harvest during the KING 5’s Home Team Harvest event held on December 3.
“We are encouraged by the KING 5 Home Team Harvest program and hope this FRESH donation helps deliver a healthy and happy season for all in need,” said Brianna Shales, Stemilt Communications Manager, in a press release.
Stemilt has participated in the event for several years now. Additionally, the company has an ongoing partnership with Rotary First Harvest that contributes more than 2 million pounds of food annually to more than 370 food banks and hunger programs throughout Washington State.
The company donated a whopping 48,000 pounds of apples during the KING 5 HomeTeam Harvest event. The massive donation will be dispersed to area food banks to feed needy families this holiday season.
These donations are part of Stemilt’s ongoing Responsible Choice® program—the company’s sustainability and social responsibility promise. Responsible Choice was launched in 1989 by the company’s founder Tom Mathison, long before sustainability became a trend, and while initially focused on environmental sustainability, the program now encompasses a number of different initiatives.
From offering Stemilt employees and dependents free primary health care through the company’s on-site Stemilt Family Clinic to giving to the Rotary First Harvest and other community programs, the company is committed to giving back and securing strong ties to local communities.
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