The Refrigerated Foods Association (RFA) reports a collective donation of $8,000 to Feeding America during 2020’s National Deli Salad Month (July). Member companies committed to donating both monetarily and with in-kind donations as a collective effort to combat hunger in their own communities. Hands-on volunteer work was also encouraged. Their July fundraiser resulted in a total of $8,000 for Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization. Hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of food is also donated to local food banks each year by these businesses.
Giant Food, the Washington D.C. area's leading regional grocery chain, is teaming up with Avocados from Peru (AFP) to donate a trailer of over 40,000 pounds of Avocados from Peru, also known as summer avocados, to Feeding America network members Capital Area Food Bank in Northeast Washington, D.C., and the Maryland Food Bank in Baltimore, Md. Both deliveries will take place on National Avocado Day, Friday, July 31, 2020.
Perdue Farms and the Food Bank of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City, N.C. have unveiled a new refrigerated tractor-trailer to support the organization’s distribution of food within the 15 counties the food bank serves in northeast North Carolina. The tractor-trailer was funded through a $100,000 grant by Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation, the charitable giving arm of Perdue Farms, in conjunction with the company’s 100th anniversary.
Sausages will go to 25 food banks across the U.S. on July 22.
July 20, 2020
In recognition of National Hot Dog Day on July 22, members of the North American Meat Institute (NAMI or the Meat Institute) are working with Feeding America to donate more than 325,000 hot dogs to food banks across the nation for people in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Grant is part of Perdue's $1M gift to food banks to commemorate its centennial.
July 16, 2020
Perdue Farms, with a $100,000 grant from the Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation, has partnered with the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank headquartered in Verona, Virginia, to establish two high school food pantries in the Shenandoah Valley. The “Good Food School Market” has continued to provide students and families in need with access to nutritious food since schools closed in March amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
New brand ships direct-to-consumer through the company's website, portion of each sale goes to One Acre Fund.
July 13, 2020
Marco Sweets & Spices, a craft ice cream company that creates culinary-inspired flavors rooted in a love for travel, debuts five flavors that celebrate diverse, global ingredients. A collaborative effort from food and beverage industry veterans Luke Christianson, Avery Henderson, Julian Plyter, a pastry veteran of Eleven Madison Park and founder of New York City’s Melt Bakery, and Spencer Joynt, partner and creative director at Alright Studio, Marco was founded to pay homage to beloved flavors from around the world, and transport them from plate to pint.
Perdue Farms has delivered more than 1.5 million pounds of protein — or six million servings — to food banks and hunger-relief efforts, exceeding its commitment to donate a minimum of one million pounds of protein to support communities where it conducts business in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The effort is part of Perdue’s “Delivering Hope To Our Neighbors” hunger-relief initiative.
Pricey pints range from $11.99 to $17.99 each, sold direct-to-consumer via Eclipse website.
July 9, 2020
Eclipse Foods partners with some of the most exciting chefs across the U.S. to announce a new series of limited-edition collaboration of plant-based ice cream flavors for the summer, with 100% of proceeds going directly to chefs' charities of choice. For the first time ever, Eclipse offers these exclusive flavors, alongside their own signature flavors, throughout the U.S. with nationwide shipping.
Since launching last year, the Bold Heroes program has donated $70,000 and 40,000 TGI Fridays frozen beef patties to fire departments across the U.S.
July 8, 2020
To say a big thank you to firefighters across the nation for their hard work and unwavering dedication to the community, Cargill and TGI Fridays teamed up last summer to build Bold Heroes. Bold Heroes is an initiative designed to provide firefighters across the nation with TGI Fridays frozen beef patties, condiments and grilling supplies, so they can host their own cookouts at the station during the busiest times.
The July 2020 issue of Refrigerated & Frozen Foods magazine takes a mid-year snapshot of the cold chain in our annual State of the Industry Report, plus our 2020 Best New Retail Products Contest winners, women in cold chain logistics, the latest innovations in palletizers and refrigeration controls, plus much more—just click below to start reading.