Hy-Vee Partners With Grimmway to Donate 33,600 Pounds of Carrots
NORFOLK, NE - We recently caught wind of a unique grower partnership between Hy-Vee and Sol Group as the two donated nearly 2,000 watermelons to Channel One Regional Food Bank. The retailer is at it again this week, aligning with the industry-leading supplier Grimmway Farms to donate over 33,000 pounds of carrots to the Orphan Grain Train.
“We are extremely grateful for our partnership with Grimmway Farms,” said Tina Potthoff, Hy-Vee’s Senior Vice president of Communications. “We hope this donation provides some relief to or local communities especially as more families become financially impacted during this time.”
Spurred by increasingly empty shelves within food banks as the COVID-19 pandemic persists, the donation will be distributed across central Nebraska to benefit individuals and families in need. With these two massive donations of fresh produce, Hy-Vee joins several other retailers in supporting local food banks.
Jeff Huckaby, President of Grimmway Farms, expressed how important moves like these are.
“There’s no better time than now to give back to our communities,” he said in a press release. “We are proud to work alongside Hy-Vee and support their mission of providing assistance to individuals and families in need across its eight states.”
Hy-Vee noted it is planning to link up with more of its suppliers to distribute additional supplies throughout the chain’s reach.
It’s trying times like these that the fresh produce and retail industries can form some of the most meaningful partnerships. As more news comes to the forefront, keep checking in with us at ANUK.