Wish Farms Donates $5K to World Central Kitchen; Gary and Nick Wishnatzki Comment
PLANT CITY, FL - Gathering to help those in need is part of the reason why I love this industry as much as I do. In order to show support for Ukraine, Wish Farms recently made a $5,000 donation to Jose Andres’ World Central Kitchen.
“My grandfather came to America because he was escaping Russian aggression and oppression in Kyiv in 1904,” Owner, Gary Wishnatzki, shared in a release. “Unfortunately, some things never change. Our roots run deep in that region, and our family feels a strong connection with the Ukrainian people’s fight for freedom and the devastation they’re experiencing.”
The company explained that the funds will be sent via The Wish Farms Family Foundation.
This organization was established to support the fight against food insecurity, better youth education, as well as the local community. Since 2019, it has made over $325,000 in grants.
“I was looking for the most impactful way we could help, then I saw an article with Walt Dasher of G&R Farms calling on the produce industry to step up and donate to WCK. I watched the videos of Andres and his team working around the clock to feed so many fleeing refugees and was heartened by the humanity of their mission. There is no more basic need than having food to eat,” stated Public Relations Manager, Nick Wishnatzki. “This horrific man-made crisis continues to deepen, so Wish Farms would like to echo Walt’s call to the rest of our generous produce industry colleagues and companies to step up and help.”
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