“Hardie’s was willing to meet our changing schedules, locations, and needs during those weeks in April and May,” said Brighter Bites Dallas Program Director Julie Macpherson. “Hardie’s personnel worked with us under a variety of physical circumstances as we delivered the boxes via curbside. Their team really went the extra mile.”
Brighter Bites is a nonprofit with the mission of creating communities of health through fresh food. Prior to the COVID-19 crisis, the organization served over 25,000 families nationwide enrolled in the program across 100 schools, with each family receiving 25 lbs. of fresh produce and nutrition education on a weekly basis. Then COVID-19 hit, schools shuttered, and families lost access to this fresh produce they were dependent on for daily nourishment.
“Hardie’s was pleased to be a part of this emergency initiative in Austin and Dallas,” said Greg Rowe, CEO of Dallas-based Hardie’s Fresh Foods. “Brighter Bites is an amazing organization and we value our partnership with them. It was a great privilege for all of us at Hardie’s to be a part of helping families in need during the challenging early weeks of the pandemic.”