La Cañada Flintridge Calif., December 17, 2012 – For the seventh consecutive year, the Allen Lund Company worked together with growers and carriers to donate and transport fresh produce to Navidad en el Barrio, a non-profit organization providing food baskets during Christmas to families in need throughout Southern California.
Participant growers for 2012 included Sunsation Farms, Inc., Fillmore Piru Citrus, Taylor Farms and Wada Farms Marketing Group. This year’s donations included: broccoli, salad, mixed vegetables, potatoes and navel oranges. Once again, the Allen Lund Company donated the cost of transporting the produce and providing logistics to move all of the product into place.
ALC San Francisco worked with DK Express, and their driver Jess Singh to pick up donated refrigerated product from Mendacino, Anaheim and Chino, and delivered to the Navidad warehouse in Carson. Additionally, on Saturday, December 15th, ALC Los Angeles worked with J & E Arias Transport in coordinating the local deliveries to agencies who distribute to the needy families.
The event was very successful and Navidad was able to provide Christmas dinners to over 15,000 families in Southern California.