Farmer owned and operated in Baltimore, Maryland, since 1906, Pompeian is building on its commitment to the local community through an exciting partnership with Healthy Harbor.
"Baltimore's Inner Harbor is the heart of our community, and since 1906, the gateway for the farmer crafted olive oils we bring to Americans from around the world," said Mattan Sharvit, Corporate Social Responsibility Manager at Pompeian. "We're thrilled to collaborate with the Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore and have the opportunity to support the cleanup efforts of the harbor that enables us to continue our mission of helping people Eat and Live Well."
According to a press release, Pompeian adopted the two autonomous trash interceptors—Mr. Trash Wheel and Professor Trash Wheel—for one year, funding the collection and removal of an estimated 250 tons of trash and debris from Baltimore's Inner Harbor.
In addition to the adoption of the two trash interceptors, Pompeian has committed $25,000 to support a Community Cleanup and Beautification grants program. As a company dedicated to helping people Eat and Live Well, Pompeian is focusing its cleaning and greening efforts in its backyard of East Baltimore.
"We are grateful to Pompeian for their commitment to Baltimore—and their support in keeping the trash wheels churning. With Pompeian's support, we are able to build upon our longstanding commitment to the communities in East Baltimore by helping to bring creative, community-led projects to life that will beautify neighborhoods and improve water quality," said Adam Lindquist, Director of the Healthy Harbor Initiative for the Waterfront Partnership.
To celebrate the partnership, Mr. Trash Wheel and Professor Trash Wheel will have a new look—the wheels will be lit green at night with new sets of eyes in Pompeian's signature green, complete with eye-catching spinning olive branches.
Since its inception, Pompeian has been an active member in giving back to its Baltimore community. Through its "Olive Branch Project," the company has made an impact on the community by providing education, clothing, and food donations, as well as scholarships for employees' families.
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