August 22, 2022

Village Farms Fresh Donates to Help Uvalde Families

pictured above left to right: David Figliola, HEB Business Unit Director;  Anna Lopez, HEB Vice President Produce; Derin Gemmel, Village Farms Fresh Vice President Human Resources Administration and Compliance USA

Village Farms Fresh today announced that it has made a $10,000 contribution to support the victims of the Uvalde, Texas tragedy.  A donation effort was organized by company employees to support the Uvalde community in the great state of Texas because it is also where Village Farms Fresh greenhouse farms are located.  Village Farms’ employees throughout the US contributed as a sign of unity with their Texas-based teams. The contribution has been directed towards a local fundraising effort, st 22Spirit of Giving Fund, a nonprofit established by one of the company’s Texas-based retail partners, H-E-B.

Michael DeGiglio, President & CEO, Village Farms International noted that H-E-B’s Spirit of Giving Fund was a natural partner for the company wide fund-raising effort, “We admire H-E-B’s swift response to help the Uvalde community and are pleased to support the efforts of the Spirit of Giving Fund. We deeply appreciate our mutual partnership we have nurtured for more than 25 years together in the great state of Texas, even more so in the wake of this horrific tragedy where it has come so close to home for us.”

DeGiglio added, “I am particularly touched that our Texas-based Village Farms Fresh greenhouse team are prominent among the contributors. Many in our company call Texas home and this tragedy has been profoundly heartfelt for us as a company.”

Ben Ferreira, Business Development Manager for H-E-B also added, “We are proud to work with an organization like Village Farms that shares our values and our concern and care for our communities here in Texas.”

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About Village Farms Fresh

Village Farms Fresh is one of the largest producers, marketers, and distributors of premium-quality, greenhouse-grown fruits, and vegetables in North America. The food the company’s farmers grow are all harvested from environmentally friendly, soil-less, glass greenhouses daily utilizing the highest level of food safety standards available. The Village Farms® brand of fruits and vegetables are marketed and distributed primarily to local retail grocers and dedicated fresh food distributors throughout the United States and Canada. Since its inception, Village Farms has been guided by sustainability principles that enable the company to grow food 365 days a year that not only feeds the growing population but is healthier for people and the planet. Village Farms is Good for the Earth® and good for you.

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