Los Angeles produce processor donates 8,000 pounds of fresh vegetables
Los Angeles (Jun. 17, 2016) – Field Fresh Foods showed its community spirit with a donation of nearly 8,000 pounds of fresh produce to the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank Feed SoCal food drive.
“We believe it is our duty to help others in need – especially those within the communities in which we work and live,” said Emelio Castañeda, president of Field Fresh Foods. “It is in giving that we receive.”
The family-owned supplier of locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables contributed whole, mixed produce including lettuce, carrots, cauliflower, celery, green cabbage and yellow onions.
“Fresh produce is crucial to healthy living, especially for the elderly and children,” Castañeda said. “It is important to our family and our employees to do what we can so that no one in Los Angeles goes hungry.”
Field Fresh Foods has supported the Food Bank in recent years with contributions of fresh produce totaling approximately 200,000 pounds.
“We are fortunate to live and work in an area with enormous wealth, yet so many do not know where there next meal will come from,” Castañeda said.
“The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank has a long tradition of identifying and serving the communities in need.” Castañeda added. “By working with the Food Bank, we are confident that our fresh produce will reach the neighborhoods and families that need it most.”
Castañeda is a board member of the Los Angeles Food Policy Council, a community based organization of experts from all sectors of the region’s food system who advocate for policies that will increase the availability of healthy, affordable and sustainable foods.
Field Fresh Foods, located in an unincorporated area of Los Angeles County near Gardena, supplies fresh produce to wholesalers, retailers and large institutions including the Los Angeles Unified School District.
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