Produce for Kids surpassed the $5 million mark in total donations to childrens’ charities this year.
Created in 2002 by Shuman Produce Inc., Produce for Kids raised $453,000 in 2014, bringing total donations totals to more than $5 million in the twelve years since the organization’s inception. According to a news release, campaigns were supported by 17 grocery store chains and more than 40 fresh produce companies,
“When we started Produce for Kids 12 years ago, we never imagined that it would ... make the impact it has had in local communities throughout the country,” John Shuman, president of Produce for Kids, said in a press release.
Donations support children’s charities in retail partners’ local markets. Partnership opportunities are open for produce companies at the following retailers: ACME Markets, Ahold’s GIANT and Martin’s Food Stores, Giant Landover, and Stop & Shop divisions; Associated Wholesale Grocers’ Major Savings, Advantage, Independent, Country Mart, Homeland and United divisions; Meijer Stores; Price Chopper; Publix Super Markets; and Roundy’s Supermarkets Inc.’s Pick n’ Save, Copps Food Center and Metro Market divisions.