Hy-Vee, Inc., in partnership with its melon vendor Sol Group, is donating more than 9,000 fresh melons to Harvesters—The Community Food Network.
Today, Hy-Vee delivered 18 pallets of honeydew, cantaloupe and mini seedless watermelon to the food bank. The donation comes as food banks across Missouri and Kansas struggle to keep their shelves stocked due to increased demand from the coronavirus (COVID-19).
“Hy-Vee has always been about giving back to the communities they serve,” said Adam Lazo, head of sales for Sol Group Marketing. “We want to make sure we are doing everything we can to help them take care of those in need.”
“We are extremely grateful for Sol Group’s partnership in helping us care for our communities during this difficult time,” said Tina Potthoff, Hy-Vee’s senior vice president of communications. “We are committed to helping our local food banks and hope this donation will provide some relief for them and our communities.”
The donation to Harvesters is part of a series of donations that Hy-Vee and Sol are making to help provide fresh melons to different food banks across Hy-Vee’s eight-state region.