It is so hard to believe that just one week ago, the Triad was completely frozen in ice and snow. The record-breaking storm left over 80% of our county residents without power, including almost all of our Triad members. It was a tough week with outages, lost wages, school cancellations, property damage, and major loss of food in all our homes. As rough as it was for our TPB Triad members, it was especially hard for the vulnerable populations in this area. Here at The Produce Box, it is our mission to impact our communities across the state and we responded to that need.
All of the donated community boxes for this week were delivered Friday morning to Greensboro Urban Ministry- we gave 600 shares of produce! That is over 60 boxes of fruits and vegetables!
All that fresh produce will be distributed today in the Family Bags distributed to Triad families in need. When we reached out to the director about donating she was so happy, she cried, remarking, “Our families are going to be so surprised! No one ever gives us produce.”
Sometimes being a small, local company has its challenges as we work out the kinks in our distribution process and overload our own online ordering system J, but it also has its blessings because we are a part of our community and when we see a need around us, we can act on it and make a real impact. Just like we did this week in a few simple phone calls- turning our desire to help into real action.
So when your family gathers around the table together this weekend, remember that somewhere nearby another family is able to do the same thing because of the food you helped to put there.
Thank you for choosing to support The Produce Box. We do more than just bring you yummy veggies… we take care of our farmers, we care about our communities, and we look out for each other.
Eat good. Do good. Feel good.
Amber Scavo, Area Manager: Guilford County