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Wish Farms donates tons of strawberries to Florida food banks

Wish Farms, Plant City, Fla., has been visiting area food banks to alleviate some of the demand spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic.

FiveStar Gourmet gives Feeding America 15,000 salads during crisis

FiveStar Gourmet Foods, Ontario, Calif., is donating 15,000 pre-packaged Simply Fresh brand meal salads to Feeding America.

SEPC helps reduce foodservice waste after coronavirus closures

To help alleviate the backlog of foodservice produce inventory and the strain on local retailers and community, the Southeast Produce Council distributed free produce to people in the Jenkins County area of Georgia. 

North Bay sends apples to schools, food pantries during crisis

North Bay Produce, Traverse City, Mich., is continuing its food donation program as the COVID-19 crisis widens.

Organics Unlimited uses disaster relief funds in crisis

Organics Unlimited, San Diego, is using funds from its Disaster Relief GROW sub-fund to help workers during the COVID-19 crisis.

Bobalu Berries donates to local students during crisis

Bobalu Berries, Oxnard, Calif., is donating strawberries to school children and families as they pick up meals at schools that have been shuttered due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sid Wainer & Son recovering after fire, postpones food-rescue efforts

Sid Wainer & Son, New Bedford, Mass., has rerouted daily operations and postponed a COVID-19 food rescue pop-up following a fire at its distribution center. 

Gold Coast’s Fantastic Fridays delivers vegetables to students

Gold Coast Packing, Santa Maria, Calif., has a new program called Fantastic Fridays that’s bringing fresh produce to area schools.

Kroger donates $50,000 to Brighter Bites to fight waste, hunger

The Kroger Co.’s Zero Hunger | Zero Waste Foundation has donated $50,000 to Brighter Bites to help provide access to fresh fruits and vegetables and nutrition education.

Baldor’s McQuillan gives sustainability tips with NY Times chef

NEW YORK, N.Y. — When it comes to sustainability in the food world, think of fully using food, not avoiding food waste, Thomas McQuillan told about 50 people at the International Restaurant and Foodservice Show.