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Green B.E.A.N. Delivery to donate 4,277lbs of fresh produce to Mid-Ohio Foodbank
Following three successful food drives, organic produce and natural grocery delivery service gives back to those in need in Columbus.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Jan. 14, 2013) – Green B.E.A.N. Delivery, a company that delivers organic produce and natural groceries to Columbus homes and workplaces, is donating 4,277 pounds of fresh produce to the Mid-Ohio Foodbank on Feb. 1.
To date, Green B.E.A.N. Delivery has donated more than 19,000 pounds of food to the Mid-Ohio Foodbank.
During a food drive with WCBE-FM (90.5) from Nov. 26-Dec. 31, 2012, Green B.E.A.N. Delivery announced it would donate 2 pounds of food for every monetary pledge made to WCBE-FM to help the less fortunate members of the local community. The result of the initiative is 2,190 pounds of produce donations from the company.
"My jaw dropped when I tallied the results,” said Richelle Antczak McCuen, director of membership for WCBE-FM (90.5). “We were able to raise $103,499 and 2,190 pounds of produce through the generosity of our listeners in just 36 days. Central Ohio strongly rallied around our chosen cause, and for this, we are extremely grateful.”
In addition, Green B.E.A.N. Delivery ran the Constant Canned Food Drive from November 6th and asked its members to place non-perishable food items in their delivery bins before pick-up/drop-off. The company pledged to match every pound donated by its members. The result is an additional 2,087 pounds of produce being donated to Mid-Ohio Foodbank.
“We’re so thankful to have the continued support of Green B.E.A.N. Delivery, WCBE and both organizations’ supporters,” said Matt Habash, president and CEO of Mid-Ohio Foodbank. “As a result of this great partnership, many hungry families right in our own community will have fresh, nutritious produce on their tables this winter.”
Green B.E.A.N. Delivery is a company that provides home delivery of organic produce and natural groceries to Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky residents. One of the company’s primary missions is the fight against hunger.
“It’s amazing what we can accomplish as a community when we all work together,” said Matt Ewer, president and co-founder of Green B.E.A.N. Delivery. “The success of the three food drives was made possible by the support of Columbus residents, and we’re thrilled with the outcome.”
For more information on Green B.E.A.N. Delivery, visit www.GreenBEANDelivery.com. To learn more about WCBE, visit wcbe.org. Or, for more information about the Mid-Ohio Foodbank, visit www.midohiofoodbank.org.