Joel Veri (left) from Exeter Produce, donates rutabagas to Lex Wilder and Lisa Spasato of City Harvest.In an effort to help those who were effected by Hurricane Sandy, Exeter Produce, Ontario, donated 40,000 pounds of rutabagas to City Harvest in New York City.
Exeter hoped to satisfy some of the increased needs after Hurricane Sandy, according to a news release.
After Hurricane Sandy there was an increasing demand for produce at food banks. City Harvest collects excess food from multiple areas in the food industry. After collecting the food, City Harvest delivers it to more than 600 food programs in New York City.
The rutabaga donation was announced Dec. 5 during the 2012 New York Produce Show and Conference, according to the release.