Allen Lund Companies Partners with Navidad en el Barrio to Help 15,000 Families
LA CAÑADA FLINTRIDGE, CA - With the spirit of the holidays in full swing, Allen Lund Company took to the neighborhoods with Navidad en el Barrio this December 12th, bringing Christmas dinner to those most in need throughout Southern California.
2015 marks the tenth year Allen Lund has provided transportation for Navidad en al Barrio, an organization established over 30 years ago to provide Christmas cheer to 15,000 families without a dinner on the table on the holiday.
Over the past 7 years, ALC has started recruiting its grower customers to help, and boosted the substance and nutrition of Navidad en el Barrio with fresh produce. For 2015, ALC was joined by companies including Taylor Farms, Grimmway Farms, Wonderful Citrus, Dayka & Hackett, Wada Farms, and Rainier Fruit, providing everything from apples, oranges, grapes, carrots, peppers, potatoes, bagged lettuce, and arugula for the Christmas feast.
Blake Belknap, Organic Sales Manger for Rainier Fruit took the time to thank Allen Lund for its part in the event and its leadership in service to others.
"Rainier Fruit is proud to recently join the Allen Lund Company in their decade long service to the impoverished,” shared Blake Belknap. “We are happy to give back from the blessings we've received, whether in Eastern Washington or Southern California.”
ALC provided its team as volunteers for the Society of St. Vincent de Paul in Los Angeles to assemble the dinners in bags and distribute, and for the 2nd consecutive year, Dayka & Hackett provided several pallets of product to Navidad en el Barrio.
"Working with the Allen Lund Company for transportation, we were able to provide a healthy addition to the Christmas dinner baskets provided to thousands of families in Southern California," explained Mike Weaver of Dayka & Hackett. ”We were happy to participate and so glad our grapes were included in the meal.”
Thanks to these 15,000 bags of dinner and the efforts of all the companies involved, thousands of needy families will have a little something extra to smile about, and a little more fresh produce on their tables during the holiday season.