AFM president and CEO Alvaro Luque offers fresh fruit bags to a San Jacinto Elementary school family April 6. ( Photo courtesy Avocados From Mexico )

Through a new partnership with healthy eating nonprofit Brighter Bites, Avocados From Mexico is sponsoring fresh avocado deliveries to schools across the U.S. 

The effort will support up to 18,200 families, according to a news release.

“We have witnessed the challenges that families and children experience in order to get the proper nutrition from fresh fruits and vegetables in our communities,” Alvaro Luque, Avocados From Mexico CEO and president, said in the release.
“We are excited to partner with Brighter Bites in taking on this challenge and providing healthy fruit options across the country, while also allowing AFM employees to actively participate in making a difference in our local community.”
The fruit will be distributed to areas Brighter Bites serves in Texas, New York, Florida and Washington, D.C., according to the release.

As part of the initiative, on April 6 employees of Avocados From Mexico, Irving, Texas, helped distribute avocados to more than 200 families in their area and talked to kids about healthy eating and enjoying fruits and vegetables, according to the release.

The first round of distribution started in the spring and will run through May, with avocados given to as many as 14,100 families, according to the release. The second round will be from June to July, with up to 4,100 families reached.