Village Farms Employees Contribute to Hurricane Irma Relief Efforts Through Second Harvest Food Bank

Thu. September 28th, 2017 - by Robert Schaulis

HEATHROW, FL – In an effort to give back to communities affected by Hurricane Irma and provide much-needed support to disaster victims throughout central Florida, employees of greenhouse provider Village Farms volunteered their time at the local Second Harvest Food Bank in Orlando, Florida.

Helen L. Aquino, Director Brand Marketing & Communications, Village Farms“Village Farms takes the business of growing food for people very seriously so having the opportunity to give back to our local Food Bank who makes it a business of feeding people in need was a real pleasure”, said Helen L. Aquino, Director Brand Marketing & Communication. “Our time spent here today really felt great and something we wish to partake in again very soon.”

Village Farms employees assisted in the relief effort and sorted food donations slated for disaster victims residing in six counties in central Florida.

According to a Village Farms press release, Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida, in addition to providing a vital emergency food supply for the community in time of need, distributes tens of millions of meals each year through 550 local non-profit feeding programs. These programs are aimed at providing for the most vulnerable people such as seniors and children.

Village Farms employees at the local Second Harvest Food Bank in Orlando, Florida

The company’s Hurricane Irma relief efforts follow less than a month after Village Farms assisted in Hurricane Harvey relief efforts, contributing more than ten-thousand pounds of fresh tomatoes to beleaguered communities in eastern Texas.

For more information visit about Village Farms, interested parties can visit the company’s website.

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