PCC donates fresh, organic produce to the Rainier Valley Food Bank
$1,000 worth of produce will arrive for the food bank’s Thanksgiving distribution
(Seattle, Wash., November 19, 2009) – PCC Natural Markets (PCC) has responded to a recent burglary of the Rainier Valley Food Bank with a donation of more than $1,000 worth of fresh, organic produce.
PCC teamed up with its produce suppliers, Organically Grown Company and Peterson Fruit Company, to purchase the produce at wholesale and deliver the items directly to the food bank.
The produce delivery is set to arrive tomorrow, Friday, November 20, a day before the food bank’s planned Thanksgiving distribution. The shipment includes celery, yams, kale, collard greens, broccoli, cauliflower and apples.
Earlier this week, the food bank lost approximately $1,500 to $2,000 worth of food due to the burglary. Food bank staff had collected the food last weekend and is now scrambling to replace the stolen items.
“This was an opportunity to help out an organization and a community in need,” says Roxanne Winship, PCC’s Community Relations Specialist. “The thought of these families not having the foods that make up a Thanksgiving meal was heartbreaking.”
The donation was made possible by PCC’s Food Bank Program – a program that is committed to reducing hunger in the community. Through the donations of PCC shoppers, thousands of pounds of healthy staples are distributed to local food banks each month. For more information on the PCC Food Bank Program visit http://www.pccnaturalmarkets.com/community/foodbank.html.
About PCC Natural Markets: Headquartered in Seattle, WA, PCC Natural Markets is a certified organic retailer, with annual sales of $140 million and an active membership of nearly 45,000. PCC operates nine locations in the Fremont, View Ridge, Greenlake, West Seattle, Seward Park, Kirkland, Issaquah, Redmond and Edmonds neighborhoods. www.pccnaturalmarkets.com