United Fresh Accepting Nominations for Advocate of the Year Award
WASHINGTON D.C. - United Fresh is looking to honor a member of the produce community at the 2014 Washington Conference with their preistigious Produce Industry Advocate of the Year Award. This honor is awarded to a United Fresh member each year which exemplifies United Fresh's commitment to pushing for progress in the industry through public policy advocacy and active involvement in produce industry policy initiatives.
If you would like to nominate a worthy company to be Produce Industry Advocate of the Year, you can download a nomination form from the event page on United Fresh's website. In order to be accepted, all nomination forms must be received by United Fresh by July 25th, 2014.
Last year, United Fresh named Del Monte the winner of the award for its Let's Move Salad Bars to Schools initiative.
United Fresh Produce Association President and CEO Tom Stenzel talked with pride during the awards ceremony about the extent of Del Monte's work. "They've donated more than 20 salad bars to schools, and are a leader in bringing fresh vending machines to schools, even when those vending machines carry other company's products," he said.
According to a press release, other winners of the Advocate of the Year award include Pro*Act, Sunkist Growers, and Tanimura & Antle.