Avocado group raises money for Sandy relief - The Packer

Avocado group raises money for Sandy relief

12/21/2012 01:01:00 PM
Pamela Riemenschneider

The Mexican Hass Avocado Importers Association pledged up to $25,000 for Hurricane Sandy relief through a Facebook promotion in December.

The Fallston, Md.-based group plans to donate $1, up to $25,000, for every Facebook engagement, including likes, shares and wall posts during the month of December to City Harvest, a relief organization providing food and support to communities affected by Hurricane Sandy, according to a news release.

The organization also chose a winner for its “Tis the Avocado Season” sweepstakes. Brad Golden of Ogallala, Neb., was chosen randomly among eligible entries for a trip to New York for a cooking lesson with chef Roberto Santibanez, chef and owner of Fonda restaurants and author of Tacos, Tortas and Tamales.

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