The festival – SoBe2014 for short – ran Feb. 20-23.
Tropical produce importer Turbana supported Love with Food by donating 1,500 bags of its chili lime and sweet-flavored plantain chips for distribution at the festival. The effort is part of the “Growing Smiles, Sharing Goodness” campaign started by Turbana in October to promote healthy eating.
About 60,000 were expected to attend SoBe2014. The plantain chips are also available at South Florida retailers like Winn-Dixie and Whole Foods Market.
As part of its subscription service, Love with Food donates one meal to food banks serving children in need for each monthly box of snacks, according to a news release. More than 150,000 boxes have shipped.
“Turbana is a great alternative (to) potato chips and we love that they are gluten free with no additives,” Aihui Ong, Love with Food chief executive officer, said in the release. “It makes it easier for us to find healthier options for our subscribers.”
“We look forward to working with Love with Food in the future,” Marion Tabard, Turbana marketing director, said in the release.