Feb. 01, 2024

Superfresh Growers Increases their Time in the Community by 50% in 2023

Each year, our Superfresh members take time out of their schedules to give back to our beautiful community, and 2023 was no exception. We contributed a total of 176 hours to community service opportunities, surpassing 2022’s execution by 50%, or 58 additional hours. This initiative is one of the company’s core values, and volunteering is imperative to maintaining a healthy community.

Throughout 2023, 58 employees at Superfresh Growers participated in a variety of volunteer activities, ranging from local food drives to environmental cleanup projects. The company encouraged this spirit of community involvement by providing our employees with paid time off to engage in volunteer work, reflecting our commitment to corporate social responsibility and the well-being of the local community.

"Our team at Superfresh Growers has always believed in the power of giving back," said Conner O'Malley, President of Superfresh Growers. "The 175 hours of community service in 2023 is not just a number – it represents our dedication to making a tangible difference in the lives of people around us. We are proud of our employees who have enthusiastically participated in these initiatives and have shown what we can achieve when we work together for the greater good."

The company's community service efforts in 2023 centered around our volunteer pillars of food security, education, military service, health, environmental stewardship, and recreation.

Key highlights include:

Battling Food Insecurity. Superfresh Growers employees volunteered their time in the kitchen, helping make more than 1,100 sandwiches for the Yakima Union Gospel Mission's search and rescue team and distributing food to those in need, reinforcing the company's commitment to fighting hunger in the community.

Environmental Initiatives. Recognizing the importance of environmental stewardship, the team participated in local park cleanups, trail maintenance, and conservancy with Cowiche Canyon Conservancy and the Yakima Greenway, contributing to a greener and more sustainable community. The team took a significant step towards environmental conservation by volunteering to build gabions for the Cowiche Conservancy trail. The gabions, constructed by the Superfresh volunteers, are essential for preventing soil erosion and maintaining the natural landscape along the popular trail. This effort reflects Superfresh's dedication to environmental sustainability and fosters a stronger connection with the local community and the natural world.

Supporting Veterans. Soldier's Angel's is a distinguished nonprofit that encourages volunteers to create and send handwritten notes and cards, offering comfort, gratitude, and support to active-duty members, veterans in VA Hospitals, and deployed service members. Our employees have enthusiastically participated, crafting 379 personal messages of appreciation and encouragement throughout the course of the year. This collaboration demonstrates the powerful impact of collective effort in supporting those who bravely serve the nation.

Superfresh Growers' commitment to community service is integral to our corporate ethos. The company plans to continue and expand its community service efforts in 2024, aiming to surpass the impressive benchmark set in the previous year.