A Letter to Our Communities: We’re Here for You

This year marks our 60th anniversary calling Palm Beach County home, and we are grateful every day to live and work in such a wonderful place.

Our close-knit community has always shown great strength, even during the most challenging of times. Amid the hardship and uncertainty of COVID-19, we have once again been heartened to see the extraordinary response to lend a hand from first responders, local nonprofits, businesses and the community in supporting our neighbors, especially those who have been hardest hit by this public health emergency.   

As an agriculture and food company, we embrace our ability to help vulnerable families, facing the disruption to jobs and pay, through donations of staple goods to food pantries; to ensure children, whose meals at school have been impacted by closures, have access to feeding programs; and to help seniors, who depend upon meal sites, have the resources they need during this unprecedented crisis. 

That’s why, in addition to our regular monthly donations to food pantries, we joined a group of local farmers to donate our products to a new food-distribution program called Farm to Family -- a partnership between Fresh RX Kids and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County. Our donations of rice and raw cane sugar were distributed along with fresh farm produce to feed families and children throughout the county who have been impacted by this public health emergency. Thank you to the Palm Beach County Sherriff’s Office for volunteering your time in this effort as well.

We have also answered the call to be part of South Florida’s leading hunger-relief organization, Feeding South Florida, in their COVID-19 Response campaign. Our products are supporting their crisis plan, which includes drive-thru distribution locations in strategic areas throughout the community to supplement closed agency sites, schools and meal services. 

And, as always, we have kept the Glades communities close to our hearts, proactively assessing and answering their needs. 

Our local farm-grown foods have helped feed our communities for generations, during both good times and bad. My family and our wonderful team of employees are committed to continuing to work with local nonprofits to ensure that children and families have the foods they need to make it through this crisis. 

By continuing to support and take care of each other, we will get through this extraordinary time together, and we will be stronger for it.

Pepe Fanjul, Jr.

Executive Vice President

March 31, 2020