Peruvian Avocado Commission Celebrates National Avocado Day; Xavier Equihua and Emine Boz Comment
WASHINGTON, DC - National Avocado Day might have already happened, but Avocados from Peru (AFP) made sure that Americans celebrated the fruit in style. Just how stylish, you ask? Well, a food truck may have been involved.
“Avocados hold a special place in our hearts and our culture, so celebrating them for National Avocado Day is easy. Moreover, giving back to communities in need makes the celebration even more special,” said Xavier Equihua, President of the Peruvian Avocado Commission, “We are proud to support such impactful philanthropies as Philabundance and Feeding America, and what better way to do that than through avocados and bringing the community together?”
For the second year in a row, AFP teamed up with The GIANT Company to donate 50,000 avocados to Philabundance, the city’s largest food bank and an affiliate organization of Feeding America.
The donation was announced at the 2nd Annual Top Guac Championship, hosted by AFP, GIANT, and Philabundance.
“The GIANT Company is committed to eliminating hunger in the communities we serve,” said Emine Boz, Community Impact Coordinator at The GIANT Company. “Together with Avocados from Peru and Philabundance, we’re able to do just that and make a difference in the lives of our neighbors facing food insecurity.”
According to a press release, amateur chefs competed to make the best guacamole in Philadelphia.
Giuseppe and Mario Lanzone, known as the Peruvian Brothers, also issued a statement regarding the importance of this event in bringing consumer awareness of Peruvian avocados.
“It’s an honor to join and work alongside Avocados from Peru on our signature food truck to celebrate our home country’s number one superfood export, the avocado,” they said. “It has always been our goal to bring the taste of Peru to our new home and Avocados from Peru is helping us accomplish just that.”
Cheers to a well-celebrated National Avocado Day!