By Staff for Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Turbana is partnering with Sendik’s Food Market to donate a portion of proceeds to Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin. Once again, Turbana is participating in Sendik’s promotion, “7 Days, 7 Ways to Save” with Turbana bananas and Fyffes pineapples. Every Wednesday throughout fall, Fyffes pineapples will be two for $4 and Turbana bananas will be 29 cents per pound. Turbana and Sendik’s will donate $1 for every two Fyffes pineapples that are purchased to Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin. Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin is a food bank that uses its warehouses to distribute more than 22 million pounds of food a year to 1,000 pantries, meal programs and other non-profits. They are able to serve over 330,000 people in eastern Wisconsin.
“Turbana is very happy to partner with Sendik’s once again and we are thrilled to include community involvement as a part of our participation in ‘7 Days, 7 Ways to Save’ this year,” says Marion Tabard, director of marketing at Turbana. “We take pride in using a highly involved approach to working with communities to affect positive change.”
“Part of our mission at Sendik’s is to support the communities we serve,” says Patrick Balistreri, family co-owner of Sendik’s Food Markets. “This is a great way to partner with our friends at Turbana and give support to Feed America Eastern Wisconsin as they feed the hungry in our community. With the generosity of our guests, we’re hoping to increase the annual donation this November.”
This promotion encourages the community to make a healthy choice for themselves that will in turn, create a healthy meal for someone less fortunate. Community involvement is at Turbana’s core. As the first produce company to start a social movement, “Growing Smiles, Sharing Goodness,” Turbana seeks to encourage and empower people to eat smart, be active and get involved in their community. By purchasing Turbana bananas and pineapples on Wednesdays during the campaign, Sendik’s shoppers help to further spread the “Growing Smiles, Sharing Goodness” movement which in turns helps communities across the country.
Established in 1970, Turbana Corporation is a leading importer of bananas in North America, including, plantains, pineapples, and ethnic tropicals. Turbana is proud to have been the first organization to bring Fair Trade Certified bananas to North America. A pioneer in sustainability and social consciousness, Turbana has developed the farming communities in the banana and plantain-growing regions over the past 44 years through its social foundation, Fundauniban. Turbana gives a portion of every purchase to Fundauniban, contributing to the $250 Million the foundation has invested in social and economic projects for education, housing, infrastructure, and environmental protection since 1987. Additionally, Turbana invests in its communities across the US, helping them build sustainable and healthy practices. Turbana is owned by Uniban, the world’s largest grower-owned banana company and the world’s largest producer of Fair Trade Certified bananas and plantains, and Fyffes, one of the largest produce importers and distributors in Europe. For additional information, please visit, http://www.turbana.com.
Since 1926, the Balistreri family has been serving the greater Milwaukee community by combining quality food products with exceptional customer service. Their goal is to provide the best grocery shopping experience, period. Sendik’s operates 12 stores throughout Southeastern Wisconsin, including Elm Grove, Franklin, Germantown, Grafton, Greenfield, Hartland, Mequon, New Berlin, Wauwatosa, West Bend and Whitefish Bay, and a Sendik’s Fresh2GO store in Bayside. Learn more at sendiksmarket.com.
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