HACKENSACK, NJ — On Tuesday evening, March 4, Produce for Kids hosted the Eastern Produce Council's first dinner meeting of 2014. It was the first time the organization had ever hosted an EPC event, and it took place in a new venue for an EPC meeting, the Stony Hill Inn, here in northern New Jersey.
Perhaps because it was the council's first dinner meeting since last September (the January meeting was canceled due to snow andhas been rescheduled for this June), the March 4 meeting drew a large and especially enthusiastic crowd of close to 120 people, according to EPC Executive Director John McAleavey.
Created in 2002 by Shuman Produce Inc., headquartered in Reidsville, GA, Produce for Kids brings the produce industry together with national supermarket retailers to raise funds for children's non-profit organizations while educating families about the benefits of healthy eating with fresh produce.
PFK Vice President Trish James represented her organization at the meeting, where she showed a short video about Produce for Kids and told attendees a little about her organization's recent activities.