Yesterday, Western Growers and C.H. Robinson hosted a Giving Day to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Western Growers Transportation Program. The national event used C.H. Robinson’s Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, hub and transportation system to collect and distribute 240,000 pounds of produce donations made by Western Growers’ members to Feeding America locations across the country.
Feeding America is the nation’s largest domestic hunger relief organization, providing food to 46 million low-income Americans every year.
The generous display of product and monetary donations equated to over 250,000 meals.
Matt McInerney, senior executive vice president of Western Growers, said, “Thank you to the generous grower-shippers who donated product and monetary donations. It is rewarding to see how these donations will impact local communities and bring fresh produce to those who may not have easy access.”
McInerney also extended the gratitude of Western Growers to both Feeding America and C.H. Robinson for their tremendous efforts in honoring the Western Growers Transportation Program. “The dedication of both organizations to the Giving Day was a herculean effort that resulted in a truly extraordinary outcome,” McInerney said.
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