Stater Bros. Markets recently donated 20,000 pounds of apples to Feeding America Riverside | San Bernardino as part of the Take a Bite Out of Hunger program sponsored by FirstFruits Marketing of Washington. The donation helps local food banks to provide fruit to the underserved in the local community.
“No one should ever go hungry, and everyone should have access to a balanced and nutritious diet with fresh fruits and vegetables,” said Nancy Negrette, chairman and president of Stater Bros. Charities. “This important work can only be accomplished through partnerships with great organizations like FirstFruits Marketing and Feeding America Riverside | San Bernardino,” continued Negrette.
FirstFruits created the Take a Bite Out of Hunger campaign to help feed the underserved and bring attention to the problem of food insecurity. The U.S. Department of Agriculture shows that 11.8 percent of all households are considered food insecure.
“Fresh fruits and vegetables are a luxury to many. It’s an honor to help our retail partners like Stater Bros. in providing fresh, nutritious apples to their communities,” said Aimee Bach, business development manager at FirstFruits Marketing. “We thank Stater Bros. for their continued partnership with the program.”
With the help of FARSB and local food pantry partners, the fresh produce will be distributed throughout local communities in Riverside and San Bernardino counties.
Stater Bros. nurtures families and their communities at more than 170 stores and through its 18,000 employees. The company lives out its values through the charitable efforts of its non-profit, Stater Bros. Charities.
For more information, visit staterbros.com.
FirstFruits grows more than 15 varieties of apples and cherries grown across 10,000 acres in Eastern Washington. The company grows, stores and packs its fruits at the same location, giving it greater control over the quality and safety of its products.
For more information, visit ffm-wa.com.