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FirstFruits Marketing has another successful Take A Bite Out of Hunger™ campaign

May 6, 2020
By: Jennifer McGraw

Yakima, WA May 6, 2020– FirstFruits Marketing would like to recognize the 2020 participating retailers that helped combat hunger in the United States through their Take a Bite out of Hunger program.

 

This year marks the 10th anniversary that the company has held its annual Take a Bite Out of Hunger program, which seeks to feed the underserved and call attention to food insecurity in the country. Data from the USDA shows that 11.8% of all U.S. households are considered food-insecure. Furthermore, 1 out of 6 households with children reported food insecurity at a higher rate than those without children according to their website.

 

Since 2010, the Take a Bite Out of Hunger program has led to the donation of approximately 2 million pounds of fresh apples to local food banks. This year’s participating retailers included AG New England, Bashas, Charlie’s Produce, Dave’s Marketplace, HEB Supermarkets, OK Produce, Raley’s, Sobeys Supermarkets, Stater Bros, and United Supermarkets, to help donate 263,900 pounds of apples to their local food banks.

 

“I am proud of the continued commitment of our retailer partners and their support for the Take a Bite Out of Hunger program observing a decade of dedication to supporting those in need,” said Chuck Zeutenhorst, President of FirstFruits Marketing. “We are proud to have the opportunity to help make a difference and give back in their local communities. We want to give a special thank you to Dave’s Marketplace and United Supermarkets for participating these past 10 years.”

 

 

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About FirstFruits Marketing

FirstFruits Marketing is a premier grower, packer and shipper with more than 10,000 acres of apples and cherries.  Their business philosophy seeks to connect the organization and its employees to a larger purpose of community development and service to others. FirstFruits Marketing is truly a community of people connected by a common mission: ‘bearing fruit that will last’. For more Information, visit www.firstfruits.com.