IMMOKALEE, FL – Last week, Lipman Family Farms BB #:110471 employees across North America participated in their third annual ‘Day of Good,’ a day dedicated to giving back to their local communities. The companywide service day is a continued part of Lipman’s community-driven culture, and each year they are dedicated to giving back in meaningful and impactful ways.
Eighteen of Lipman’s locations across the continent were empowered to provide service to a cause significant to them and their community. Lipman employees spent their workday volunteering with a variety of organizations, including Child Abuse Prevention Council, many local food pantries, and hurricane relief groups.
“The pursuit of giving back is central to our success as a company and it is incredible to see how our employees join together to dedicate their time and effort to their communities,” said Jaime Weisinger, Director of Community Relations at Lipman.
In total, over 250 employees volunteered, over 1,000 hours committed, and provided support to over 500 children. In Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico, Lipman employees volunteered to take 50 children living in vulnerable situations to the movie theater for the first time in their lives. This was through an organization called Atrevete Foundation, founded by Lipman employee Karim Ortiz.
“It is so meaningful to work for a company that believes in the greater good of looking out for one another,” said Karim, maintenance manager at Lipman and founder of Atrevete Foundation. “To see the direct positive impact we can make on our neighbors and see the smiles on these children’s faces makes for a stronger community, and as a result, a healthier working environment.”
In Southwest Florida, the team dedicated their time to assisting residents that still faced impacts and damage from Hurricane Ian. Hitting close to home with direct impacts on Lipman’s farms and packing houses, the hurricane continues to affect Lipman’s operations and its employees at the headquartered location.
“As an industry with the greater purpose of providing fresh, healthy foods 365 days a year, we are inexplicably tied to the communities we service,” said Jaime. “Everything we grow is consumed by our families, our employees, our employees’ families, as well as the greater population. It is ingrained in our values to look out for one another; this is what it means to be good from the ground up at Lipman.”
About Lipman Family Farms
By creating authentic connections between our employees, customers, and communities for 70 years, Lipman Family Farms has become one of the nation’s largest integrated network of growers, fresh-cut processors, and distributors of fresh produce. We pride ourselves in being an international company that remains family-owned, ensuring our ability to act as good stewards of our land and our people, creating growth that nourishes everyone. We are large enough to be local everywhere and are dedicated to being good from the ground up, providing solutions in research & development, field growing, greenhouse growing, procuring, packing, repacking, fresh-cut processing, distributing, and food safety. Learn more at LipmanFamilyFarms.com.