Staff of grape and citrus grower-shipper Hronis Inc. were honored on the Jimmy Kimmel Live show for the company’s support of an event that benefits underprivileged and homeless children in Los Angeles.
Employees of Delano, Calif.-based Hronis and Hronis family members appeared on the stage of the late-night TV show in recognition of their support of the annual San Gennaro Feast, according to a Hronis news release.
The 11th annual event was Sept. 27-29.
“The event is a special event to showcase the quality of our table grapes, but, more, it is an opportunity to help needy children in Southern California,” Pete Hronis, Hronis’s vice president of sales and marketing, said in the release.
Fresh Hronis grapes were served at Prima Notte, a gala event that precedes the feast, and the company’s fruit also was used to make Sangria served at the event.
Kimmel is one of the cofounders of the event.
Hronis supplied more than four tons of Autumn King, Scarlet Royal and Autumn Royal table grapes for the festival.