CLEWISTON — In continuation of their local feeding efforts, the people of U.S. Sugar recently donated more than 2,000 crates of Glades-grown sweet corn across South Florida in partnership with Duda Farm Fresh Foods, C & B Farms in Clewiston and Robert Erneston Produce Inc. of Stuart.
“No matter what challenges face our world, farmers strive to provide safe, locally grown food to Americans every single day,” said Judy Sanchez, senior director for corporate communications and public affairs. “Even with the progress made since the start of the pandemic, many people are still struggling. U.S. Sugar is committed to helping put nutritious food on the family table because everyone deserves access to a healthy meal.”
With distribution hubs in Hendry, Lee, Palm Beach and Martin Counties, U.S. Sugar employees and volunteers provided over 100,000 ears of fresh, Florida-grown sweet corn to nearly two dozen community organizations who serve families in need across the region.
“It is a blessing to know that U.S. Sugar is always there to offer support,” said Janet Hernandez, Mayor of Indiantown. “They have been a constant source of goodwill in times of need, and our town is very grateful.”
As they have for nearly 90 years, the people of U.S. Sugar are proud to continue to serve their local communities. Since COVID-19 began, those efforts have included the donation of thousands of crates of fresh produce, orange juice, bottled water, N95 masks and hand sanitizer to health care employees, and hot meals for elderly and homebound individuals.
“The support we receive from U.S. Sugar has never faltered,” said Steve Wilson, Mayor of Belle Glade. “They show up time and time again always ready to lend a helping hand.”
“U.S. Sugar is constantly engaged with our community here in America’s Sweetest Town,” says Mali Gardner, Clewiston City Commissioner. “They always make sure their neighbors are taken care of, and their efforts within our non-profit community do not go unnoticed.”
“We are doing everything in our power to ensure that no one has to go hungry in our community,” says Stefanie Edwards, Chief Development & Operating Office of the Community Cooperative. “To partner with a company that shares those same values is a blessing.”
U.S. Sugar is recognized as a leading Florida sweet corn grower, its lands producing half of Florida’s entire crop annually.