August 9, 2016

August 24th Giving Day Will Help Feed Communities in Need

The Western Growers Transportation Program (WGTP) celebrates its 10 year anniversary this year. To mark this special anniversary, on Wednesday, August 24th, Western Growers is partnering with C.H. RobinsonFeeding America and other WGTP-licensed associations to hold a one-day philanthropic event to give back to communities in need.

Grower-shippers can contribute to this ‘Giving Day’ campaign by making a monetary or product donation. C.H. Robinson will warehouse and transport the donations to Feeding America locations across the country where they will be distributed to communities in need. Within the industry, we already know how generous and caring farmers are. Help us show others around the country what we already know about your generosity!

Many Western Growers’ members from all over the country, including regular and associate members, have already contacted C.H. Robinson to make a monetary or product pledge. Product donations are coming in all sizes — from one pallet to a half truckload of food. Remember, no donation is too small….or too big!

Western Growers is very appreciative of the efforts of C.H. Robinson, Feeding America and the following licensed association who are participating in this philanthropic event:

  • California Fresh Fruit Association
  • Idaho Grower Shipper Association
  • National Onion Association
  • Texas International Produce Association
  • Fresh Produce Association of America
  • Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association
  • Georgia Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association

For nearly ten years, Western Growers has been strategically aligned with C.H. Robinson to offer our members access to a full array of turnkey supply chain solutions that include consultative account management, tailored pricing options, national surge capacity and business intelligence. We are proud to call them our partners in both the transportation program and this event.  Join us to celebrate this milestone year!

For more information or to make a donation, please contact C.H. Robinson’s Rob Lynch at (831) 658 4145 or John Stenderup at (831) 333 5821.

Please go to our Transportation Program 10-Year Anniversary Giving Day website for more information.