Washington grower-shipper volunteers 100+ hours in 2022

Superfresh Growers® is proud to announce it had a busy year of giving back. In 2022, the team gave 117 hours of company-sponsored volunteer time back to the community.

At the beginning of 2021, Superfresh Growers announced it would add company-sponsored volunteer hours as an employee benefit and a way to give back to the community. In addition, it also announced its new observance of Martin Luther King Junior Day as a company-paid holiday. “Just as our employees are encouraged to give back at work-sponsored events, we also want to ensure our teammates and their families have time on this important day to reflect on Dr. King’s legacy, whether they do that through community service, personal reflection or spending time with their families,” said Robert Kershaw, CEO.

Superfresh volunteering at the 2nd Harvest Turkey Drive.

As excitement grew for these volunteer activities throughout 2021, Superfresh Growers, and its sister company DSG Logistics®, had a monumental year of volunteering in 2022. Thirty-five employees from both companies stepped forward at various times for a collective 117 hours of volunteering. “Our company-sponsored volunteer hours are focused around food security, education, military service, health and recreation,” said Cat Gipe-Stewart, director of marketing. “In 2022 we were proud to partner with Yakima Union Gospel Mission (YUGM), 2nd Harvest and the Yakima Greenway for our volunteer efforts.”

At YUGM, Superfresh Growers served lunches, volunteered Spanish translation services at the free medical clinic, organized medical donations and made 600 sandwiches for its search and rescue team.

The team making sandwiches at Yakima Union Gospel Mission.

On Earth Day, Superfresh Growers collaborated with the Yakima Greenway to prune back blackberry bushes, clean up trash and weed along the pathway. Employees brought their children to make it a family experience.

Superfresh Growers is also off to a strong start in 2023. “We are excited to add a new non-profit volunteering activity with Soldier’s Angels. We started with writing Valentine’s Day cards to veterans and active duty service members and will support them throughout the year. We have many veterans on the Superfresh team and are pleased to spread joy to our military heroes,” said Gipe-Stewart.

Superfresh Growers is grateful for its team’s commitment to giving back to the community. It hopes to exceed its 2022 volunteering in 2023 with additional volunteer opportunities.

For more information:
Catherine Gipe-Stewart
Superfresh Growers
Tel: +1 (509) 966-1814

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