Sunripe Certified Brands Donates $5,000 to Whole Kids Foundation
PALMETTO, FL – Sunripe™ Certified Brands is making strides to improve children’s nutrition and wellness. This week, the company donated $5,000 to support Whole Foods Market’s Whole Kids Foundation®, presenting the organization with a check at Sunripe Certified Brands’ annual Health Fair.
“For years, Whole Foods has advocated for the same things we care deeply about, including human dignity and fair working conditions,” said Jon Esformes, CEO of Sunripe Certified Brands, in a press release. “Our health fair was a wonderful opportunity to present them with a check, in gratitude, from all of the people personally affected by their commitment to selling Fair Foods Program-labeled product.”
Sunripe Certified Brands’ employees presented the check as a way of thanking Whole Foods, the foundation’s sponsor, for its continuous support of the Fair Food Program—and its belief in care and commitment to people as much as the food it sells.
Lucas Benitez of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, along with Esformes and Lyle Bagley of Sunripe Certified Brands, personally thanked Whole Foods Market on behalf of both organizations for the organizations support in ensuring that all workers are provided with a safe environment and fair pay. Benitez told James Bible, RVP of Whole Foods Market, “your belief in what we’re doing is setting the foundation for future generations.”
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