New England Produce Council's Anthony Sattler and Dole Donate to Greater Boston Food Bank
- by Jordan Okumura
BURLINGTON, MA - The New England Produce Council (NEPC) and Dole have joined forces to donate $5,000 to the Greater Boston Food Bank.
"The Greater Boston Food Bank provides food for so many men, women, families and children, and the NEPC are excited to be a part of this great cause,” Anthony Sattler, NEPC President, said in a press release.
Dole sponsored an NEPC dinner meeting on January 12th, which was hosted at the Greater Boston Food Bank. The check was presented by Sattler and Neil Kessler, North East Region Manager for Dole, together to Greater Boston Food Bank President and CEO Catherine D’Amato.
NEPC members representing all aspects of the produce industry were in attendance to see the generous donation, with both organizations stating that they were proud to support such a worthy organization.
Greater Boston Food Bank is the largest New England distributor to the hungry, having distributed over 54 million pounds of foods last year. 25 percent of that which was handed out was fresh produce.
According to the organization, its goal this year is to provide at least one meal a day to every person in eastern Massachusetts that needs it.