North Bay Produce To Donate Over 1,000 Cases of Apples
TRAVERSE CITY, MI - During this time of need, it’s heartwarming to know the produce industry is there for others when it's needed most. Recently, North Bay Produce announced it is giving back to the community with over 1,000 cases of apples.
“I really enjoy giving to Food Rescue because it helps so many people through all the food pantries. Over the years, we have been one of the largest contributors to Food Rescue and North Bay is very proud to be part of this organization,” said Ken Korson, Apple Category Manager for North Bay Produce.
According to a press release, Food Rescue, a Goodwill of Northern Michigan program, collects soon-to-expire, fresh, healthy food and distributes it to 48 food pantries, shelters, and community meal sites, same day, free of charge. Not only does this program help those in need, but it also reduces the amount of food waste.
North Bay’s shipment of apples is set to arrive on April 2 and will consist of 462 cases of bagged apples, equaling 20,000 pounds.
Simultaneously, North Bay began donating apples to Southern Michigan School Programs on March 27. This donation consists of 600 cases of bagged apples, equaling 22,000 pounds. North Bay’s donation is especially important right now since many children still rely on their schools for lunches during this crisis. The apple provider is planning on continuing this donation process throughout the spring in order to help feed our communities.
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