REIDSVILLE, GA – Shuman Farms is aiming to make a difference in US communities with their Feeding America RealSweet Vidalia onion bags, which will provide 100,000 meals to those in need.
Retailers who carry the Feeding America RealSweet Vidalia bags will be provided with in-store signage, display bins, and suggested social media posts to support the initiative and increase awareness of food insecurity in the United States.
Feeding America estimates that in 2021, more than 42 million people may experience food insecurity, including a potential 13 million children. Summer break is especially hard for children who rely on free or reduced lunches during the school year.
“At Shuman Farms, we believe it is our responsibility to be good stewards of what we have been given,” said John Shuman, president and chief executive officer of Shuman Farms. “Not only is it important to do this through our sustainability efforts, but also through how we give back locally and to the communities in which we do business. Our Feeding America program each June is an important part of that mission.”
In addition to working directly with Feeding America, Shuman Farms will also participate in the Healthy Family Project’s annual Produce for Kids’ retail campaigns in several retailers including Publix, AWG Springfield and Oklahoma banners, MDI banners, Rouses Markets, TOPS Friendly Markets, and Stop & Shop.
In 2002, Shuman founded Healthy Family Project, a cause-marketing organization dedicated to creating a healthier generation and giving back to families across the country. Since 2014, Healthy Family Project has partnered with Feeding America to give back to families and children who suffer from food insecurity.
The 2021 Produce for Kids campaigns will provide more than 1.3 million meals to more than 65 Feeding America food banks and thousands of food pantries across the United States.