Village Farms Fresh helps hope for the vacations – Urban Ag News

Second Harvest Food Financial institution of Central Florida is working to supply wholesome meals for youths and their households.  Not too long ago Village Farms Fresh has turn into a part of this effort by a group volunteer endeavor together with their Mercy Kitchen location that gives meals to a wide range of kids’s after faculty applications within the higher Orlando, Florida space.

A group from the Lake Mary company workplace comprised of staff from the Village Farms and Village Farms Fresh divisions spent a morning assembling nutritious meals for kids on the Second Harvest Food Financial institution’s Mercy Kitchen location.  In complete 7500 meals had been assembled for kids.  Together with the volunteer effort Village Farms Fresh is at the moment operating a digital meals drive on their social media channels, together with Fb and Instagram, as a part of Second Harvest Food financial institution “Hope of the Holidays” program the place every $10 donation funds 40 meals.

In keeping with Helen L. Aquino, Director of Model Advertising and marketing & Communications for Village Farms Fresh, “It was a enjoyable and fascinating expertise to be a part of Mercy Kitchen’s day-to-day course of and for us as an organization to provide again on this small manner by a morning of volunteering. Tremendous glad we ready wholesome and balanced kids’s meals that included an abundance of contemporary fruits and vegetable”.

In keeping with their web site, Second Harvest Food Financial institution of Central Florida is a non-public, nonprofit group that collects, shops, and distributes donated meals to greater than 625 feeding companions in seven Central Florida counties. Brevard, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Volusia and Marion. Final 12 months, with the assistance of quite a few donors, volunteers and a caring, dedicated neighborhood, the meals financial institution distributed sufficient meals for 81 million meals to companion applications resembling meals pantries, soup kitchens, ladies’s shelters, senior facilities, day care facilities and Children Cafes.

With a mission to create hope and nourish lives by a robust starvation aid community, whereas multiplying the generosity of a caring neighborhood, Second Harvest Food Financial institution of Central Florida’s imaginative and prescient of inspiring and fascinating neighborhood to finish starvation and assist neighbors thrive is one Village Farms Fresh is honored to participate in.  For extra details about Second Harvest Food Financial institution of Central Florida and their efforts to battle starvation please go to their web site at For extra details about Village Farms Fresh go to

About Village Farms Fresh

Village Farms Fresh is likely one of the largest growers, entrepreneurs, and distributors of premium-quality, greenhouse-grown fruits, and greens in North America. The meals the corporate’s farmers develop are all harvested by hand from environmentally pleasant, soil-less, glass greenhouses day by day using the very best stage of meals security requirements out there. The Village Farms® model of vegetables and fruit are marketed and distributed primarily to native retail grocers and devoted contemporary meals distributors all through the US and Canada. Since its inception, Village Farms has been guided by sustainability ideas that allow the corporate to develop meals one year a 12 months that not solely feeds the rising inhabitants however is more healthy for individuals and the planet. Village Farms is Good for the Earth® and good for you. Good for the Earth® and Backyard Fresh Taste® will not be solely taglines for the corporate however the worth proposition Village Farms Fresh lives by.  And that is why, it Takes a Village® to ship on this promise.