Greenhouse grower helps provide healthy meals at food bank

Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida provides healthy meals for kids and their families. Recently Village Farms Fresh has become part of this effort through a team volunteer endeavor in conjunction with its Mercy Kitchen location that provides meals to a variety of children's after-school programs in the greater Orlando, Florida area.

A team from the Lake Mary corporate office comprised of employees from the Village Farms and Village Farms Fresh divisions spent a morning assembling nutritious meals for children at the Second Harvest Food Bank's Mercy Kitchen location. In total, 7,500 meals were assembled. This is in combination with the volunteer effort Village Farms Fresh is currently running, a virtual food drive on its social media channels as part of Second Harvest Foodbank's "Hope of the Holidays" program, where each $10 donation funds 40 meals.

A team from the Lake Mary corporate office comprised of employees from the Village Farms and Village Farms Fresh divisions spent a morning assembling nutritious meals for children at the Second Harvest Food Bank's Mercy Kitchen location.

"It was a fun and engaging experience to be part of Mercy Kitchen's day-to-day process and for us to give back through a morning of volunteering," said Helen L. Aquino, director of brand marketing & communications for Village Farms Fresh. "We are super happy we prepared healthy and balanced children's meals that included an abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables."

Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida is a private, nonprofit organization that collects, stores, and distributes donated food to more than 625 feeding partners in seven Central Florida counties.

For more information:  
Helen L. Aquino
Village Farms International Inc.
Tel: +1 (407) 936-1190
www.villagefarms.com   


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