Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan is pleased to nominate Mastronardi Produce for the 2017 Beacon of Light Award. Mastronardi is represented today by Canetta Reid – VP of Human Resources and Orlando Hopper – Associate Plant Manager. In the past year, Mastronardi has donated a total of more than five million pounds of produce, and has donated over 12 million pounds in the last ten years! WOW!!
The fresh produce from Mastronardi has been a key factor in the success of Gleaners School Food Mobile Pantry program. 79 underserved schools throughout southeast Michigan receive food for families each month. Of the 30 – 35 pounds of food each family receives, more than half is comprised of fresh produce.
We are grateful for all Mastronardi has done and continues to do for Gleaners. Through their generous donation of millions of pounds of produce, hundreds of thousands of food-insecure families are receiving the healthy food they need to thrive. The partnership with Mastronardi is dramatically advancing our shared vision of a hunger-free southeastern Michigan.