Greenyard USA/Seald Sweet is extremely proud to be participating in Food Lion’s “Summers Without Hunger” Campaign. Food Lion customers will now have the opportunity to make a much-needed difference in their neighbors’ lives by making a $5 donation to Feeding America® and its 30 regional food banks located across Food Lion’s service area. The campaign is supported by Seald Sweet (the only fresh produce company participating) and other five major suppliers to Food Lion who will each donate up to 250,000 units of product to help fight hunger in the towns and cities Food Lion serves.
The first shipment of Seald Sweet’s clementines arrived June 2nd at Maryland Food Bank, delivered by TQL, who also donated the freight. The kickoff was held on June 3rd at 10 am, presented by the Food Lion Director of operations for Baltimore, Maryland Food Bank representative and Steve Marinello, V.P. of Greenyard Logistics. Everyone attending followed the safety protocol and remained socially distanced throughout the event.
When Food Lion presented this campaign, the need to support children and their families was essential. Now, since COVID -19, the need for fresh food has never been greater. Making fresh fruit and vegetables available to children is vital to providing nutritious, healthy, and delicious meals and snacks, as well as good habits for a healthier future. “It is our mission as a company to promote a healthier future. Providing fresh fruit and vegetables to consumers, supporting communities in need are all very good reasons to go to work every day!” stated Steve Marinello, who was present at the launch of the campaign at Maryland Food Bank.