Gold Coast Packing Named Business of the Year by The Boys & Girls Club
SANTA MARIA, CA - When the pandemic first began, people everywhere were looking left and right for a helping hand. For many, that helping hand was Gold Coast Packing, as the company made several crucial efforts throughout the year to help communities battle the challenges posed by the unforeseen circumstance. As a result of this tireless work, Gold Coast Packing has been named the Boys & Girls Clubs of Mid Central Coast 2021 Business of the Year for its help throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We are honored to be recognized by the Boys & Girls Club of Mid Central Coast,” said Crystal Chavez, Marketing Director. “The Boys & Girls Club has always welcomed us to share our love and knowledge of produce with its members. We have enjoyed putting on cooking classes, produce distributions, and Fantastic Friday sessions at the Santa Maria sites. We are anxiously waiting when we can return to the club in-person to share the veggie love.”
When the pandemic was first declared in California, Santa Maria Boys & Girls Club hosted food distributions three times a week.
During these food distributions, Gold Coast stepped in to supply fresh produce for the residents of the Central Coast, in addition to hosting its Healthy Cooking Classes and the Fantastic Friday Program. The company also provided fresh vegetables to families in need during the holiday season.
“The pandemic affected all of us differently, and we knew that many in our community would not be able to provide for their families as they normally do,” explained Monica Cordero, Director of Sales. "When The Club reached out and shared that many of the kids at The Club had requested grocery gift cards to ensure their families would have food for their celebrations, it really tugged on our hearts. Having the partnership with the Boys & Girls Club allowed us to share our fresh broccoli, cauliflower, spinach, and cilantro with the families at the club for their holiday feast.”
The 2021 Business of the Year award is presented each year to a business that goes above and beyond to help the community The Club serves.
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