Donation shows Wish Farms' “berry” generous heart

Donation shows Wish Farms' “berry” generous heart

Wish Farms, a grower-shipper of strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries, donated more than 4,000 pounds of strawberries to Feeding Tampa Bay just in time for Valentine’s Day.

“We are always happy when we can arrange a donation to Feeding Tampa Bay,” said Gary Wishnatzki, owner of Wish Farms. “Everyone deserves access to fresh food, and we are excited to supply families with strawberries right in time for Valentine’s Day.”

The strawberry donation will become a part of more than 4,000 meals to families in and around the Tampa Bay FL area.

“We are grateful to be in partnership with Wish Farms,” said Thomas Mantz, executive director of Feeding Tampa Bay. “This generous donation of fresh, locally grown strawberries along with ongoing collaboration with the farm allows us to provide healthy futures for thousands of individuals and families we serve.”

Founded in 1922 and third-generation owned, is a year-round supplier of strawberries, blueberries and blackberries growing both conventional and organic varieties.  Nationally recognized for innovation, Wish Farms uses How’s My Picking?, a patented tool for traceability to ensure quality by tying consumer feedback to specific information from each day’s harvest.

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Established in 1982, Feeding Tampa Bay is the largest food rescue and distribution organization in that community, serving a food-insecure population of more than 700,000 people in a 10-county area. Feeding Tampa Bay recovers surplus food donations from local growers, manufacturers, supermarkets and organized community food drives and distributes it to those in need through a partnership network of more than 500 faith-based and other incorporated nonprofit hunger relief organizations.

Over the past five years, Feeding Tampa Bay supplied more than 100 million pounds of food, enough to provide more than 3 million meals every month.

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