Gary Townsley of Associated Wholesale Grocers’ Springfield division accepts the Campaign Champion award from Produce for Kids’ Trish James in 2017 for his efforts to start the first year-round Produce for Kids campaign. ( Pamela Riemenschneider )

Come “squash” hunger and meet Produce For Kids’ new registered dietitian at the Orlando, Fla.-based organization’s annual Southern Exposure reception.

Scheduled for 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, March 2, in the convention center rotunda, this year’s reception will feature snack recipes from Katie Serbinski of, the official registered dietitian of Produce For Kids, said Amanda Keefer, director of marketing communications.

Serbinski also will be in attendance at the reception, Keefer said.

At this year’s event, the organization plans to celebrate raising more than $6.4 million, to date, for families and children, and will unveil its new logo and tagline, “creating a healthier generation,” as well as presenting its annual awards for Most Lunchbox Inspiration, Most Generous, Social Media Rockstar and more.



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