A group of New York City teens grew enough food in an indoor hydroponic farm to feed more than 2,000 students at lunch, with the help of a Whole Kids Foundation partnership with Teens for Food Justice.
Fresh Del Monte officials say 2019’s increase in earnings reflects the company’s diversification into fresh-cut and value-added, a move the company began with the purchase of Mann Packing two years ago.
Crunchies Natural Food Co., offers a line of freeze-dried fruits, including strawberries, mixed fruit, strawberry-banana, pineapple, mango and cinnamon apple, said Shaby Fisher, senior marketing specialist.
In language that supporters hope is included in the next Child Nutrition Act reauthorization, new legislation aims to make it easier for school foodservice directors to buy local food for student meals.
Citing lower banana prices in Europe and an oversupply of pineapples North America, Coral Gables, Fla.-based Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc. reported higher sales but an overall loss for the quarter that ended June 29.
Capital Area Food Bank and The Coastal Cos. Foundation are partnering with Brighter Bites to launch school-based programs giving families increased exposure to fresh produce in Prince George’s County, Md.