Wish Farms Sweetens Up Valentine's Day, Donates Over 4,000 Pounds of Strawberries to Feeding Tampa Bay - Wish Farms

Wish Farms Sweetens Up Valentine’s Day, Donates Over 4,000 Pounds of Strawberries to Feeding Tampa Bay



Plant City, FLA (Feb. 14, 2017) – Wish Farms, grower-shipper and year-round supplier of strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries donated more than four thousand pounds of strawberries to Feeding Tampa Bay just in time for Valentine’s Day.

“We are always happy when we can arrange a donation to Feeding Tampa Bay,” said Gary Wishnatzki, owner of Wish Farms. “Everyone deserves access to fresh food, and we are excited to supply families with strawberries right in time for Valentine’s Day.”

The strawberry donation will become a part of over four thousand meals to families in and around the Tampa Bay area.

“We are grateful to be in partnership with Wish Farms,” said Thomas Mantz, executive director of Feeding Tampa Bay. “This generous donation of fresh, locally grown strawberries along with ongoing collaboration with the farm allows us to provide healthy futures for thousands of individuals and families we serve.”


About Wish Farms:

Wish Farms, founded in 1922 and third-generation owned, is a year-round supplier of strawberries, blueberries and blackberries growing both conventional and organic varieties.  Nationally recognized for innovation, Wish Farms utilizes How’s My Picking?™, a patented tool for traceability to ensure quality by tying consumer feedback to specific information from each day’s harvest.  For more information about Wish Farms, please visit www.wishfarms.com.

About Feeding Tampa Bay:

Founded in 1982, Feeding Tampa Bay is the largest food rescue and distribution organization in the community, serving a food-insecure population of more than 700,000 people in a 10-county area. Feeding Tampa Bay recovers surplus food donations from local growers, manufacturers, supermarkets, and organized community food drives and distributes it to those in need through a partnership network of more than 500 faith-based and other incorporated nonprofit hunger relief organizations. Over the past five years, Feeding Tampa Bay supplied more than 100 million pounds of food, enough to provide more than 3 million meals every month to those who would otherwise go hungry.