Organic banana grower kicks off GROW Month

Organics Unlimited, San Diego-based grower and distributor of organic tropical fruit, will celebrate its 16th annual GROW Month starting today. 

This year, Organics Unlimited is partnering with The Produce Moms® to highlight all of the GROW program’s global social responsibility efforts. These include promoting sustainability, education and health care to underserved communities in banana growing regions of Mexico and Ecuador through the sale of GROW label organic bananas. 

Mayra Velazquez de León with daughter Daniella Velazquez de León.

Fun activities like B-I-N-GROW, a new take on the classic game of BINGO, will help to entertain and educate kids and families. A banana recipe featuring GROW bananas is sure to be a taste bud favorite for any household. Learn how Organics Unlimited started the GROW program and take an inside look at how GROW impacts others in Behind the Bananas: Growing Communities with Organics Unlimited.   

“We are thrilled to team up with The Produce Moms, a community whose mission is educating consumers on the benefits of fresh produce including the growing process,” said Mayra Velazquez de León, president and CEO of Organics Unlimited and GROW. “Our GROW social responsibility program has made a real difference and helped communities for 16 years where health care, social services and environmental education are desperately needed. We look forward to spreading the great news about GROW with support from The Produce Moms.” 

Five GROW scholars. The GROW social responsibility program helps communities by supporting health care, social services, education and more. 

GROW organic banana purchases, along with retailer and distributor support, have provided nearly $3 million in aid since 2005. A percentage derived from the purchase of each box of GROW organic bananas is earmarked for the GROW fund, used for youth educational programs, health clinics, dental and vision care in Mexico, clean water and early childhood education programs in Ecuador, disaster relief and environmental initiatives.

“We are excited to partner with Organics Unlimited to celebrate GROW Month,” said Lori Taylor, founder and CEO of The Produce Moms. “Sustainability is the common thread uniting us all in the world of agriculture. We wholeheartedly believe in the mission of GROW and love how the program gives back to the growers and growing communities.”

A percentage from the purchase of each box of GROW organic bananas is earmarked for the GROW fund.

GROW label organic bananas are fairly traded and environmentally responsible. By choosing GROW, customers are supporting small growers, fostering education in banana growing communities and championing the health of consumers and communities where GROW organic Cavendish bananas are grown. 

Consumers can participate in GROW Month throughout September 2021 to raise awareness of GROW’s humanitarian work by purchasing GROW label organic bananas and sharing the hashtag #GROWMonth on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. 

For more information:
Patrick Pierce
Organics Unlimited
Tel: +1 (619) 807-0850 

The Produce Moms   

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