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Fresh Avocados during Hunger Action Month

Updated: May 16

Monday, September 12, 2022

Kroger Co. and Avocados from Peru hunger-relief efforts during this Hunger Action Month

Man holding up avocado in front of produce boxes at FARSB food bank.

Ralphs and Food 4 Less have collaborated with Avocados from Peru to donate 26,000 fresh avocados to the Inland Empire, 13,000 being received by FARSB and the other 13,000 by Community Action Partnerships of San Bernardino Country (CAPSBC).

Sunny Reelhorn Parr, Corporate Affairs Director for Ralphs and Food 4 Less, says, "Nearly 42 million Americans - one in eight - struggle with hunger. We are committed to changing that by helping to end hunger and waste in our communities." Alongside this donation, Kroger Co. has provided 2.3 billion meals to help end hunger and food waste, counting $1 billion in charitable support and 500 million pounds of surplus rescued food from Kroger stores.

President and CEO of Washington, DC Peruvian Avocado Commission, Xavier Equihua, explains, "It is an honor for our producer, exporter, and importer members to donate thousands of healthy and nutrient-dense avocados to help those who struggle with food insecurity."

This generous donation will be distributed to families throughout the Inland Empire during Hunger Action Month. It will provide healthy fresh food to those struggling with food insecurity. As Congressman Pete Aguilar says, "Food insecurity affects thousands of parents in the Inland Empire, making it incredibly difficult for them to plan and provide healthy, balanced meals for their children." Nutrition shouldn't be sacrificed for affordability; efforts like this help ensure parents don't have to make that choice.

Thank you Kroger Co. and Avocados from Peru for your commitment to alleviating hunger this Hunger Action Month.


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