Hy-Vee and Robinson Fresh® Donate More than 50,000 Mangos
- by Jordan Okumura
EDEN PRAIRIE, MN - Companies across the supply chain are taking part in helping the communities in which they serve, and Robinson Fresh®, the fresh produce division of C.H. Robinson, is aligning itself with industry leaders to do its part. Teaming up with Hy-Vee, the company donated more than 50,000 mangos to participating Hy-Vee stores.
“During these extraordinary times, we want to help where we can,” said Michael Castagnetto, President of Robinson Fresh. “We had high-quality, fresh mangos available, and we couldn’t ask for a better ally to help get the fruit into the hands of families in need. When our communities need a little extra help, we all need to pitch-in where we can.”
Totaling roughly 6,000 pounds, the mango supply was distributed at seven different Hy-Vee locations in Iowa earlier this month, as noted in a recent press release.
The contribution is part of a series of donations that Hy-Vee and its suppliers—including Grimmway, Dole, and Sol Group—are making to local communities and food banks across Hy-Vee’s eight-state region, as AndNowUKnow has been diligently covering.
“We deeply appreciate Robinson Fresh’s generosity and its assistance in helping us care for our customers and our communities during this time,” said Tina Potthoff, Senior Vice President of Communications at Hy-Vee. “We hope this donation provides some relief to our customers, especially as more families become financially impacted during this time.”
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