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Hy-Vee and Robinson Fresh donate 50,000 mangos

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Eden Prairie, Minn. (May 28, 2020)—Robinson Fresh BB #:100586, a leader in fresh produce sourcing and supply chain solutions, today announced the donation of more than 50,000 mangos to families in need.

Totaling roughly 6,000 pounds, the mango supply was distributed at seven different Hy-Vee BB #:101759 locations in Iowa earlier this month, including in Chariton, Cherokee, Denison, Marshalltown, Muscatine, Perry and Storm Lake.

At each of the seven locations, Hy-Vee customers were welcome to pick up a bag containing 12 fresh mangos during a contactless, drive-thru giveaway event.

“During these extraordinary times, we want to help where we can,” said Michael Castagnetto, president of Robinson Fresh. “We had high-quality, fresh mangos available, and we couldn’t ask for a better ally to help get the fruit into the hands of families in need. When our communities need a little extra help, we all need to pitch-in where we can.”

“We deeply appreciate Robinson Fresh’s generosity and their assistance in helping us care for our customers and our communities during this time,” said Tina Potthoff, Hy-Vee’s senior vice president, communications. “We hope this donation provides some relief to our customers, especially as more families become financially impacted during this time.”

The contribution is part of a series of donations that Hy-Vee and its suppliers are making to local communities and food banks across Hy-Vee’s eight-state region.

Hy-Vee, Inc. is an employee-owned corporation operating more than 265 retail stores across eight Midwestern states with sales of $10 billion annually. The supermarket chain is synonymous with quality, variety, convenience, healthy lifestyles, culinary expertise and superior customer service. Hy-Vee ranks in the Top 10 Most Trusted Brands and has been named one of America’s Top 5 favorite grocery stores. The company’s more than 85,000 employees provide “A Helpful Smile in Every Aisle” to customers every day. For additional information, visit

Robinson Fresh® is the fresh produce sourcing and supply chain services division of C.H. Robinson, one of the world’s largest logistics platform. As one of the largest fresh produce distributors in the world, Robinson Fresh helps grow and manage customers’ complex fresh produce businesses through its global suite of products and services. For more information about Robinson Fresh, visit

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