GUADALUPE, CA, – Apio, Inc., a leading provider of Eat Smart® branded packaged, fresh vegetables to retail and club stores throughout North America, has donated 24,000 salads, or approximately 70,000 salad servings, to victims of Hurricane Harvey. Eat Smart is partnering with the Houston Food Bank to distribute these salads to those in need. The delivery is due to arrive at the Houston Food Bank on Friday, September 1st.
Regions of Texas and Louisiana have been hard hit by Hurricane Harvey, which reached land Friday, August 25 as a Category 4 hurricane and has deposited record amounts of rainfall, causing massive flooding and infrastructure damage.
Molly Hemmeter, President and CEO of Landec, Apio’s parent company, said, “The hearts and minds of all of our employees are with those affected by this devastating disaster. We want to thank the Houston Food Bank for partnering with us to distribute fresh vegetable salads to those in need during this difficult time.”
Hurricane Harvey is the most severe storm to hit U.S. land since Charley in 2004. Up to 25 trillion gallons of water are forecasted before the storm ends, 13 million people are under flood watches, and over 450,000 people are expected to seek FEMA assistance. The National Guard has sent 12,000 troops to assist the afflicted.
For more information on Eat Smart, visit www.eatsmart.net.
About Apio, Inc.
Apio, Inc., was founded in 1979 by five growers of celery in the Santa Maria Valley on the central coast of California. Today the company is the leader in processing and marketing fresh-cut specialty vegetables in the United States and Canada. Headquartered in Guadalupe, California, Apio sells its specialty vegetables, salads and party tray products under its retail Eat Smart® brand and foodservice GreenLine® brand. Landec Corporation (NASDAQ: LNDC), a leading developer and marketer of innovative and proprietary products for healthy living applications in the food and biomedical markets based in Menlo Park, California, acquired Apio in 1999. See www.eatsmart.net for more information.