Nov 18, 2020Lipman Family Farms launches Inaugural ‘Day of Good from the Ground Up’
Immokalee, Florida-based Lipman Family Farms celebrated its first annual “Day of Good from the Ground Up” on Nov. 13 to support local communities across its network in the United States, Mexico and Canada.
From supporting food banks with produce donations to distributing supplies to foster children and women’s shelters, Lipman employees participated in “Day of Good” through a variety of regional fundraising and volunteering projects.
The service day is part of Lipman’s family-oriented and community-driven employee culture, reinforcing the company’s commitment to cultivating growth and giving back to the communities it serves.
“At Lipman, ‘Good from the Ground Up’ is all about people and our passion for our communities. Giving back locally where we work and live has always been important to us,” Jaime Weisinger, director of community and government relations at Lipman Family Farms, said in a news release. “The inaugural ‘Day of Good from the Ground Up’ allows us to come together as one family through acts of service, and we look forward to continuing this company-wide initiative for years to come.”
The inaugural day of service involved 16 Lipman locations, where office employees identified a partner organization to collaborate with on volunteer or donation projects. The “Day of Good from the Ground Up’” is exemplified in Denver, Colorado by Nancy Arrieta, Lipman food safety manager, who is leading a team of volunteers to distribute nearly 200 bags of produce to The GrowHaus, a nonprofit dedicated to ensuring healthy food access to those in need.
“We’re excited to team up with The GrowHaus to provide food for families in need,” said Arrieta. “With one of our charitable focuses company-wide being hunger relief [others being education and children], we’re proud to have partnered with a nonprofit that is dedicated to feeding the people of our community.”
Additional efforts across the organization include:
|Lipman Office Location||Partner Organization|
|Clarksville, AR||Clarksville Animal Shelter|
|Dallas, TX||The Genesis Center|
|Denver, CO||Weld County Food Bank and
|Exeter, ON, Canada||Exeter Lions Club and
|Hendersonville, NC||Biltmore Church|
|Hermosillo, SON, Mexico||Fundación Atrévete|
|Immokalee, FL||Harry Chapin Food Bank|
|Knoxville, TN||Community Foster Care|
|Livermore, CA||Cases for Kids|
|Manteca, CA||Mary Graham Children’s Shelter and
Haven of Peace
|Nogales, AZ||Santa Cruz Elderly home|
|Onley, VA||Eastern Shore VA Food Bank|
|Phoenix, AZ||Arizona Helping Hands|
|Portland, OR||Portland Transitional School|
|West Deptford, NJ||Overbrook Educational Center|
Lipman Family Farms is a full-service tomato and vegetable company operating in both open field and protected agriculture. Lipman is the largest open field tomato grower in North America. Lipman also specializes in greenhouse grown tomatoes and vegetables with greenhouse operations in Nebraska, Canada, and Mexico.
Lipman’s seed to shelf supply chain control – research & development, farming, processing, repacking, logistics and marketing – delivers the consistency and quality that has made Lipman Family Farms North America’s most dependable source of fresh tomatoes and vegetables.
Learn more at LipmanFamilyFarms.com.
Photo at top: Vegetable donation efforts at Chapin Food Bank in Immokalee, Florida.