Allen Lund Company Working With Produce Industry Growers, Shippers and Carriers to Carry Out Navidad en el Barrio 2014
- by Kyle Braver
LOS ANGELES, CA - For the 9th consecutive year, the Allen Lund Company will be playing a key role in Navidad en el Barrio's annual holiday charity campaign. This outstanding non-profit organization has been working with the growers, shippers, and carriers in the produce industry for years in order to provide food baskets to over 20,000 in-need families across Southern California. Allen Lund will be donating the cost of transporting the donated produce and providing logistics to move it into place for this campaign.
"We are so proud of the ALC employees who take their time and expertise to help out in this very important charity work," stated Kenny Lund, Vice President of Support Operations at the Allen Lund Company. "We are happy to be a small part of a big project to help feed so many and want to especially thank our customers who donate so much to make it all work."
“Every year, the growers, shippers, and carriers in our industry come together for this cause in a way that's simply inspiring,” Nora Trueblood, Director of MarCom at the Allen Lund Company, told AndNowUKnow in agreement. “Navidad has been operating for over 30 years and with each one the donations continue to grow and grow. The reception this cause has achieved among produce companies and the numbers of families Navidad en el Barrio has been able to help over the holiday season really shows you the best of our industry. We're very proud to be a part of this wonderful cause.”
Navidad will be accepting deliveries of donated produce in Los Angeles from December 9th-12th and delivering the finished baskets n Saturday December 13th, according to a press release.
"We invite our industry friends to join us in providing a healthy Christmas dinner to these families,” Nora shared.
Want to get involved? Nora shares that any growers that may be interested in joining the 2014 Navidad team, should contact the Allen Lund Company to learn more.
This is truly a great cause and one I'm proud to see so many of the companies in our industry throw their support behind. My hope is that the support for Navidad en el Barrio will continue to grow.