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Fighting Hunger : Naturesweet Donates Eight Million Pounds of Produce to Food Banks in 2022

09 Jan, 2023 - NatureSweet® announced today it has donated eight million pounds of produce to food banks throughout North America in 2022. Tomatoes, cucumbers, and peppers are among the produce donations to food banks in the United States and Mexico. NatureSweet is the number one selling brand in snacking tomatoes. The company also continues to drive tremendous growth in other vegetable categories and estimates the donations this year translate into almost $8 million worth of produce.

“During a challenging year of record inflation that has resulted in higher food costs, we hope our produce donations to food banks will provide nourishment for families and help ease the financial burden many are experiencing this year,” says Lori Castillo, Vice-president of Marketing for NatureSweet.

About 800,000 pounds of the produce donated in 2022 has helped feed families in San Antonio, where NatureSweet is headquartered. The San Antonio Food Bank recently recognized NatureSweet for the donation by awarding them “Hunger Fighter of the Year” for the Gift of Food, in 2022.

“We’re proud to support food banks locally, and across the continent,” adds Castillo. “This is a fairly new initiative for us and after witnessing the positive impact it has on so many people, we plan to continue donating NatureSweet produce to communities in need.”


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