Organic California produce grower/shipper wraps up 2015 with local donations

2015 brought another profitable year for Lakeside Organic Gardens, growing, packing and shipping quality Organic Produce. In the spirit of giving and inspiration, owner and grower Dick Peixoto continued with his fourth consecutive year of community giving. He hopes in turn this will inspire others to give to their community and to truly be a part of something bigger than themselves or their company. This year, Lakeside Organic Gardens donated over $375,000 to local Pajaro Valley organizations who are committed to the well-being of our community. Peixoto, said: “Here at Lakeside when we have a good year we like to give back to our community. We especially focus on those most in need, children and also Ag Education.” 

These gifts were made possible by the hard work of every person who is employed by Lakeside Organic Gardens. Dick appreciates his peers for going out of their way to thank him but really wants the community to recognize and thanks his employees as well. As in past years, he says he is simply carrying the check on behalf of the whole company. On Tuesday, December 22, 2015, he and his wife, Marisela hand delivered many monetary donations. 

Dick Peixoto, owner/grower at Lakeside Organic Gardens presenting a check to the Watsonville Fire Department who accepted on behalf of Toys for Tots. Peixoto is joined by his wife Marisela.

This is an overview of this year’s recipients: California Foundation for Ag in the Classroom, CASA of Santa Cruz County, Dominican Foundation Katz Cancer Resource Center, Families in Transition in Santa Cruz County, Toys for Tots, Jacob’s Heart, Pajaro Valley Shelter Services, Pajaro Valley Loaves and Fishes, Salinas Circle for Children, The Salvation Army, Second Harvest Food Bank, Survivors Healing Center, Teen Kitchen Project, Jovenes Sanos, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Monarch Services, Youth NOW.

Katie Bassmann
Lakeside Organic Gardens & California Grill
Tel: (+1) 831-706-1154

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