Stemilt Growers Gives Back This December With Huge Apple Donation

Thu. December 8th, 2016 - 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.

Brianna Shales, Communications Manager, Stemilt

“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.

KING 5's Paul Silvi and Danielle Leigh surrounded by Stemilt apples for the Team Harvest event

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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