WP Rawl Donates 500 Cases of Fresh Produce to Harvest Hope
WP Rawl Donates 500 Cases of Fresh
Produce to Harvest
Pelion, SC - December 2014 -This Christmas, WP Rawl hopes to
make the holidays a little merrier for families serviced by Harvest
Hope Food Bank in Columbia, S.C. through a donation of fresh
produce to the local food bank.
Fresh produce is oftentimes hard to come by or absent in food
banks across the country, in particular during the holidays. Last
week, WP Rawl donated five hundred mixed gift boxes of fresh
produce to Harvest Hope which included apples, oranges, regular and
sweet potatoes, celery & onion mix, collards, butternut squash,
cabbage, squash and zucchini.
"This donation of packed fruits and vegetables for our clients
during the Christmas season is such a thoughtful and generous
gift; these boxes will be used throughout our Emergency Food
Pantries and Mobile Food Pantries. Having fresh fruit and
vegetables is very important to our clients at this time of year
and some have little to no access to it otherwise," said Harvest
Hope Food Bank CEO Denise Holland. "I am so thankful for the
support from WP Rawl for their help in providing delicious, fresh
produce to struggling families in our community."
The donation is one of several ways that WP Rawl
assists Harvest Hope throughout the year. This summer, the local
leafy greens grower and shipper hosted the Katie's Krops Camp at
their headquarters in Pelion, S.C., which included a service
project at the food bank. For the project, the campers built a
raised bed-vegetable garden with 12 beds and various types of
vegetables per bed, which is meant to serve as a sustainable source
of fresh produce for Harvest Hope. WP Rawl hopes that this holiday
donation will supplement the vegetables they are already growing on
site. The donation was made in honor of all of WP Rawl's customers
and employees as a thank you for their support.
"As a family and as a company, it is important to us to share
with our global and local communities," said Ashley Rawl, vice
president of sales, marketing and product development at WP Rawl.
"It is so satisfying to see that the Harvest Hope staff and
volunteers have enjoyed maintaining the raised beds that the
Katie's Krops campers built this summer and we are happy to
continue to help them in various ways throughout the year."
WP Rawl's year-long mission to end hunger leads them to give
back to other organizations such as RAMP, the Rockin' Appalachian
Mom Project and Katie's Krops.
About WP Rawl
Dating back to 1925, WP Rawl is a third generation family farm
which has grown to become a full-service grower/processor/shipper,
specializing in year-round bulk and value-added leafy greens and
vegetables in the Rawl®, Nature's Greens®,
Palmetto Gardens® and Versatile Veggies® brands. In 2015, the
company will celebrate its 90th anniversary.
About Harvest Hope
Harvest Hope began in Columbia in 1981 as a shared vision of
business and faith leaders wishing to provide for the hungry in
their community. Harvest Hope now provides hunger relief across 20
South Carolina counties, or almost half the state. Last year
the organization provided the HOPE for Food for more than 42,000
people a week and served almost 900,000 families.