Q: I've heard The FruitGuys has a GoodWorks program for giving back, how does it work?
Each year, The FruitGuys GoodWorks program supports people, projects, and good health from the field to the table, and 2013 was a record year for giving. In keeping with the long-held tradition of providing healthy food to those who might not otherwise have access to it, The FruitGuys donated more than 616,000 pounds of produce to charitable organizations across the country through weekly donations to food pantries in San Francisco, Chicago, Philadelphia, and Phoenix.
Q: What is fruit delivery schedule for Thanksgiving?
A: The FruitGuys will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, November 28th and Friday, November 29th. TakeHome deliveries will be rescheduled for Tuesday November 19th.
Please call or email us if you have any questions or would like to make changes to your fruit delivery.
The FruitGuys has formed a new non-profit organization to promote sustainable agriculture practices for small farms, an evolution of the company’s Farm Steward Program, which has provided farmers with aid since 2008.
Q: How do I donate my crate or put a hold on my holiday deliveries?
A: Fruit it forward! If your office is closed or minimally staffed over any of the upcoming holidays, you can help those in need by forwarding your fruit box to a local charity.
During the 2011 holiday season, generous FruitGuys' customers provided thousands of people fresh fruit at 22 community-based organizations across the country.
When I was 22 and just out of college, a friend and I took the trip of a lifetime. I had run a house-painting business in college and saved enough money to buy a one-way, west-to-east ticket around the world. My friend and I saw glaciers in southern Chile, stood on Tierra del Fuego, walked the Acropolis, met the terracotta warriors in China, and hiked terraced hills in Nepal. It was in Nepal that we both became ill.
by Heidi Lewis