Lipman Family Farms Celebrates Second Annual Day of Good from the Ground Up®; Jaime Weisinger Comments
IMMOKALEE, FL - The team at Lipman Family Farms is tapping into the giving spirit for the second year in a row as it kicks off several initiatives to support the local communities that it serves. This year, the company’s employees rallied to celebrate its second annual Day of Good from the Ground Up®, through which associates collaborated with local organizations to host food drives and other key donations.
“These two days of company-wide community service are all about being ‘Good from the Ground Up’ and coming together as one family to give back to those in need,” said Director of Community Relations Jaime Weisinger. “This is a core part of who we are at Lipman, and in just our second year we were able to grow our volunteer efforts and help even more people. We are excited to continue to see the impact for years to come and make a difference in the communities that are so important to us.”
The yearly initiative represents the supplier’s unwavering commitment to giving back in the areas where Lipman employees live and work, a continued part of the company’s community-driven culture. As part of this commitment, Lipman aims to serve and improve local communities by providing services and goods that will create a lasting impact, with a focus on children, education, and hunger relief, according to a press release.
For this year’s Day of Good, over 450 Lipman associates volunteered over 140 hours to support local food banks and provide needed supplies to elderly homes and women’s shelters, in addition to donating to local schools and other philanthropic efforts. As a result, Lipman employees donated a total of approximately 5,000 pounds of produce, over 2,500 boxes and bags of non-perishable food, as well as 600 packages of assorted items including blankets, gift cards, hygiene kits, and other needed goods, impacting over 3,000 families and 1,000 children in North America.
“It’s incredible to see how our employees have joined together to support and nourish our communities,” said Weisinger. “'Day of Good' represents more than just a day of joining forces to make a large impact, it’s a representation of the company culture we have here at Lipman, and I couldn’t be prouder of these efforts across the country.”
This year’s Day of Good included 19 Lipman locations, where employees worked with local organizations to support their volunteer or donation projects. In North Carolina, employees Jeff Bennett and Jerry Harvell led a team of volunteers to support over 70 families in need through food drives, donation of supplies, and the presentation of gift cards to aid with living expenses.
Shout out to Lipman Family Farms for this admirable effort to support the communities it serves! ANUK will continue to report as more strategies like this one come to life.