Lipman Family Farms Launches Inaugural ‘Day of Good from the Ground Up’ to Give Back to Local Communities
- by Chandler James
IMMOKALEE, FL - In the fresh produce industry, it’s our job to ensure that product is of the highest quality from the time it leaves the field to the time it hits shelves. Lipman Family Farms, though, is taking “good from the ground up” to a whole new level this year, recently celebrating its first annual Day of Good from the Ground Up. The effort supports local communities across Lipman’s United States, Mexico, and Canada networks, giving produce donations to food banks and distributing supplies to foster children and women’s shelters.
“At Lipman, ‘Good from the Ground Up’ is all about people and our passion for our communities. Giving back locally where we work and live has always been important to us,” said Jaime Weisinger, Director of Community and Government Relations. “The inaugural ‘Day of Good from the Ground Up’ allows us to come together as one family through acts of service, and we look forward to continuing this company-wide initiative for years to come.”
According to a press release the service day is part of Lipman’s family-oriented and community-driven employee culture, reinforcing the company’s commitment to cultivating growth and giving back to the communities it serves. This inaugural day of service involved 16 Lipman locations, where office employees identified a partner organization to collaborate with on volunteer or donation projects.
The Day of Good from the Ground Up was exemplified in Denver, Colorado, by Nancy Arrieta, Food Safety Manager, who led a team of volunteers to distribute nearly 200 bags of produce to The GrowHaus nonprofit.
“We’re excited to team up with The GrowHaus to provide food for families in need,” said Arrieta. “With one of our charitable focuses company-wide being hunger relief [others being education and children], we’re proud to have partnered with a nonprofit that is dedicated to feeding the people of our community.”
Additional efforts across the organization include:
- Immokalee, FL - Harry Chapin Food Bank
- Knoxville, TN - Community Foster Care
- Livermore, CA - Cases for Kids
- Manteca, CA - Mary Graham Children’s Shelter and Haven of Peace
- Nogales, AZ - Santa Cruz Elderly Home
- Onley, VA - Eastern Shore VA Food Bank
- Phoenix, AZ - Arizona Helping Hands
- Portland, OR - Portland Transitional School
- West Deptford, NJ - Overbrook Educational Center
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