Southeast Produce Council Delivers Truckload of Water to Aid in Hurricane Ida Relief; David Sherrod Comments
MILLEN, GA - Those in the produce industry are well aware of the impacts made by Hurricane Ida, as many across the country work to support those affected. The Southeast Produce Council (SEPC) is at the helm of these efforts; its SEPC Cares initiative has partnered with the Society of St. Andrew and Publix to deliver a load of drinking water to those residing in the devastated areas.
“Our hearts go out to the many who are suffering during this disaster,” said David Sherrod, SEPC President and CEO. “This tragic event, coupled with the pandemic, has created an urgent need for clean water. We are partnering with Society of St. Andrew and Publix Super Markets to organize a truckload of bottled water to be delivered to the Baton Rouge area in the next few days. We also applaud TIPA and Rouses for the fresh produce donations they’ve recently provided. We will be reaching out to our grower/shipper family for produce donations to follow as soon as possible.”
According to a press release, the water will be delivered to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. This support will aid those affected as they recover from the devastating hurricane.
SEPC is reaching out to members in hopes that they will join the SEPC family by making a contribution to this cause.
We applaud SEPC and all who are working to support others during their time in need.