Bushwick Commission Supports Children’s Hospital Initiative; Ken Gray Comments
FARMINGDALE, NY - Providing for a healthy body doesn’t just stop at the plate. Bushwick Commission is proving that as it reveals its latest commitment to supporting its communities where it does business. The commission recently wrapped a locally grown promotion in Virginia and completed a donation to the Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters.
“As a family-owned company that focuses on locally grown, not only do we support the retailers and communities where we do business, but we also support and highlight our local growers who strive to grow the highest quality, freshest vegetables around,” Bushwick Executive Vice President, Ken Gray commented. “Whether incentivizing consumers or making donations to important causes like children’s health programs, we understand that connected and healthy communities are foundational to healthy individuals.”
As noted in the release, Bushwick’s efforts to unite the community are apparent with the launch of its second annual Virginia Grown program. The program was promoted on KwikLok packaging and encouraged shoppers to scan a QR code to enter to win a $250 gift card and learn more about the farm and family where the potatoes were produced. More than 1,000 shoppers participated in the four-week program.
As a company rooted in family values and community support, Bushwick also made a donation to the Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters, located in southeast Virginia. With more than 4,000 employees and serving over 5,000 patients per year, King's Daughters handles acute pediatric care and disease and focuses on childhood obesity and mental health, making food and wellness central to the well-being of children and families in Virginia.
The potatoes featured in this promotion were grown by Dublin Farms, a family-owned business with a history dating back to 1876. With the start of the new potato season underway, harvest up and down the East Coast including Maine features a full manifest of Russet, red, white, and yellow potatoes, including Maine’s very own Caribou Russet.
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