’Tis the season for giving back, and what better way to do so than providing those in need with access to nutritious food? With a renewed commitment to making fresh food available to all—especially those in underserved communities—the company is continuing its impactful give-back initiatives.
“We believe every person deserves access to nutritious food that nourishes both the body and soul,” shared Eduardo Mestre, Chief Operating Officer at Ark Foods. “By taking a community-driven approach, we can actively work toward reducing food insecurity and improving overall well-being.”
Ark Foods has donated over 350,000 lbs of produce since 2021 through partnerships with local organizations like Harry Chapin, Feeding America, and the Farm Link Project. This year, the company has also worked closely with Farm Share and The Society of St. Andrew, according to a press release. These initiatives provide fresh produce to those in need and create opportunities for education and empowerment.
In 2022, Ark Foods worked with City Harvest, one of New York City’s largest food rescue organizations. This project allowed it to provide produce to five districts throughout the city where food insecurity is the highest. City Harvest is located just two hours from Ark Foods' newest greenhouse facility, making distribution ideal.
The Society of St. Andrew is one organization reducing food waste by working together with partners across the supply chain; Ark Foods is one of the 750 farms providing fresh food and fostering communities where healthy ingredients are readily available.
As we begin to close out 2023, Ark Foods encourages individuals, businesses, and communities to join its mission of making fresh, healthy food accessible to all to create a brighter and healthier future for everyone.
Cheers to this company and its dedication to making an impact on communities in need!