Ag Against Hunger Raises Over $14,000 in the New York Express Fundraiser
- by Kyle Braver
NEW YORK CITY, NY - Each October, Ag Against Hunger holds its “New York Express” fundraiser in order to benefit its Fall and Winter produce distribution programs.
This year, Ocean Mist Farms, The Nunes Company, Steinbeck Country Produce, Taylor Farms, Tanimura & Antle and Dole Fresh Vegetables donated pallets of iceberg lettuce, celery and cauliflower which were sold at Hunt's Point in New York City, raising $14,034 for this great cause. C.H. Robinson covered the transportation and delivery costs for the produce, while M&R Tomato Distributors, Inc. of New York led by Denise Goodman, of M&R Tomato, coordinated the sale of the produce, all free of charge.
“On behalf of the Board of Directors of Ag Against Hunger, I would like to express our heartfelt ‘Thank You’ to everyone involved again in our annual fall fundraiser,” shared Alicia Cask, Board Member for Ag Against Hunger and Transportation Planner for Fresh Express/Chiquita. “We are so very grateful for all the continued generosity and support from our local shipper and carrier partners. Without all the commitment and support of our local growers, we could not make this yearly fundraiser a success. The proceeds from this event will help us to continue to serve the local needy communities with healthy and nutritious choices of fruits and vegetables.”
According to a press release, the money raised from the New York Express fundraiser is the equivalent of nearly 351,000 servings of fresh produce for the nation's food banks. The money raised will also go towards supplying the salad bars for local schools through Ag Against Hunger's More Produce for Schools program.
AndNowUKnow would like to congratulate all of the companies which participated in this fundraiser for achieving such an impressive accomplishment. Events such as these truly show the character and civic responsibility of the companies which make up our industry.