Mastronardi donates tomatoes in New Orleans

10/18/2013 10:11:00 AM
Andy Nelson

Courtesy Mastronardi ProduceMastronardi Produce donated 1,000 cases of greenhouse tomatoes to a New Orleans food bank Oct. 17. On hand for the donation were Chris Veillon (from left), Mastronardi's marketing director; Lisa Abel, chief philanthropy and marketing officer for Second Harvest New Orleans; and Joe Sbrocchi, Mastronardi's vice president of business development.Mastronardi Produce has donated 1,000 cases of greenhouse tomatoes to a New Orleans food bank.

On Oct. 17, the day before the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit convention in New Orleans, Mastronardi donated Zima grape tomatoes and Campari cocktail tomatoes to Second Harvest, the local chapter of Feeding America, according to a news release from the Kingsville, Ontario-based company.

After making the donation, Mastronardi officials toured the Second Harvest facility.

“We’re very proud to be able to contribute to not just our local community, but whatever community we happen to be in,” Chris Veillon, Mastronardi’s director of marketing, said in the release. “These kinds of opportunities remind us of our common goal to serve the community in any way we can.”

Second Harvest’s network of agencies in southern Louisiana feed 263,000 people annually.

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