Christopher Ranch is donating $1 for each box of elephant garlic sold to support Elephants of Africa Rescue Society. ( Photo courtesy Christopher Ranch )

Gilroy, Calif.-based Christopher Ranch is raising money for elephant conservation through sales of Christopher Ranch Elephant Garlic.

The company is partnering with EARS (Elephants of Africa Rescue Society) and the Monterey Zoo to raise awareness and funds for elephant conservation and the greater development of Monterey Zoological Society, according to a news release.

“In partnering with the Monterey Zoo, and their EARS initiative, we’re bridging two of the cornerstones of Christopher Ranch’s foundation: corporate social responsibility and conservation,” Ken Christopher, executive vice president for Christopher Ranch, said in the release. “They’re doing inspirational work, and in time, it will serve as a catalyst to further educational opportunities for local youth and promote the protection of elephants.”

For every case of Christopher Ranch Elephant Garlic that’s sold nationwide in the next year, Christopher Ranch will $1 to help fund EARS’s activities, according to the release.

Christopher Ranch sells tens of thousands of cases of Elephant Garlic on an annual basis.

Elephant Garlic is not a true garlic, but a member of the allium family more closely related to the leek, according to the company’s website.

The Elephants of Africa Rescue Society supports projects aimed at securing a safe habitat for wild African elephants and providing a sanctuary for their captive cousins, according to the release.

The Monterey Zoo has several African elephants, all retired from the entertainment industry.

 

 
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