Lipman Family Farms Successfully Hosts 7th Annual 5K Charity Event
AVE MARIA, FL - Running may not be the most exciting activity, but I will gladly hit the pavement in the name of a good cause. Lipman Family Farms must operate under this same mindset, as this past weekend, the greenhouse grower held its annual 5K Run for Backpacks as a hybrid event.
“Since the beginning, we’ve been committed to giving back to our communities with a focus on supporting education, children, and hunger relief. As a family company with roots in Immokalee, we have strong pride for our community and giving back however we can,” said Jaime Weisinger, Director of Community Relations.
Each year, the company hosts this community event to raise money for its Backpack Giveaway and Back-to-School event in August, where backpacks full of school supplies are distributed to children in the Immokalee, Florida, area. All proceeds from the 5K Run will fund students’ supplies and tools needed to start their school year on the right foot, a press release stated.
The 5K this past weekend raised a record amount of donations from sponsors and runners.
“The need is great in this community, but the spirit of generosity is even greater,” Weisinger said. “Everyone who ran, walked, donated, or sponsored the 5K race should know they will be making a real difference in children’s lives; supporting school and education is more critical than ever right now.”
Lipman Family Farms has been active in the fight to relieve stress from the impacts of COVID-19 this past year. The supplier has donated over $1 million worth of produce to food banks, schools, and healthcare facilities, and looks forward to coming together as a community to help ease the stress of the return to school for both children and their families come August.
The team at ANUK tips our hats to Lipman Family Farms for all of its charitable efforts.