U.S. Sugar Partners With Glades Area Food Bank

(L-R) U.S. Sugar Director of Corporate Communications Ryan Duffy, Glades Initiative Director of Communications & Advancement Jose Jesus Zaragoza and U.S. Sugar Community Relations Manager Brannan Thomas.

In support of the Glades Initiative’s Glades Area Food Bank, U.S. Sugar recently announced a multi-year partnership that will help the nonprofit expand its food services throughout the Glades region.

The contribution strengthens the operational capacity of the nonprofit’s food services and brings additional food resources to the community. The Glades Area Food Bank utilizes a refrigerated truck and van for picking up food, specialized home delivery service, food pantry access and local drop-offs.

Support from the company began in 2018 and continues through 2021, bringing improvements and new opportunities for reaching even more residents facing hunger in the Glades.

“At its core, U.S. Sugar has always been about growing food and providing resources for our local communities,” U.S. Sugar Community Relations Manager Brannan Thomas said.

The food bank works with a number of agencies to fight hunger in western Palm Beach County.

“Our Glades Area Food Bank annually provides support to 14 partner agencies in our community that in turn ensure that thousands of families who are food insecure in the Glades have access to food throughout the year,” said Jose Jesus Zaragoza, director of communications and advancement at the Glades Initiative.

U.S. Sugar is a farming company that grows sugarcane, citrus, sweet corn and other winter and spring vegetables in South Florida. The company was founded in 1931. Since the beginning, the company’s success has been rooted in traditional farming values and respect for the land.

The Glades Initiative was created to improve the coordination and effectiveness of the health and human service delivery system in the Glades area. For more information, visit www.gladesinitiative.org.