On Friday, June 7, Grocery Outlet, the largest “extreme-value” grocer in the U.S., made a donation of nearly 21,000 pounds of fresh apples to Oregon Food Bank to help feed the hungry in the local community.
The donation will occur at the Oregon City location at 878 Molalla Avenue, Oregon City, OR. This is Grocery Outlet’s third year participating in the Take a Bite Out of Hunger™ program, which was created by FirstFruits Marketing of Washington.
“We are committed to helping combat hunger in our community, and participating in Take a Bite Out of Hunger™ is a great way to make a difference,” said Don Murphy, director of produce and floral at Grocery Outlet. “This program provides tangible help to those in need, and we are proud to be able to donate over 20,000 pounds of fresh and healthy apples.”
For 1 in 6 Americans, hunger is a reality. Being “food insecure” or not having regular access to safe, affordable and nutritious foods affects millions of households in the U.S. In 2010 15% of all U.S. households were considered food insecure, and 33% of the members of these households were children.
“This program is one of our favorites,” remarked Jeff Schroeder, marketing director of FirstFruits of Washington. “We enjoy helping our retail partners like Grocery Outlet make these donations and have received great feedback from the food banks, which are always appreciative of receiving fresh and healthy produce.”
About Grocery Outlet
Based in Berkeley, California, Grocery Outlet offers extreme bargains on brand name merchandise, with prices often up to 50% cheaper than conventional retailers. The largest “extreme-value” grocer in the U.S., Grocery Outlet has almost 200 locations in Arizona, California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Washington and Pennsylvania. Grocery Outlet carries refrigerated and frozen foods, fresh produce, organics, dry groceries, beer and wine, health and beauty care, over-the-counter drugs, household products, toys and gifts. A third-generation family-led company founded in 1946, Grocery Outlet’s mission has always been to provide customers a fun place to find extreme values on name brands they trust. Most stores are independently owned and operated by locally-based families. For more information, please visit www.groceryoutlet.com.
About FirstFruits Marketing
FirstFruits Marketing is a collaborative apple marketing company owned by growers. These growers share a commitment to producing high quality fruit while balancing the demands of purpose, people, planet and profit so that a portion of profits can be donated to non-profit missions supporting the underserved. For more Information, visit www.firstfruits.com.