HelloFresh volunteers pitch in at Hawthorne Avenue Farm
by Vince Baglivo | June 22, 2017
Volunteers from the HelloFresh Distribution and Customer Care Call Centers in Newark joined Greater Newark Conservancy staff members to volunteer at the Hawthorne Hawks Healthy Harvest Farm.
Employees from HelloFresh’s Newark distribution center and customer care call center joined forces recently with Greater Newark Conservancy to donate their time volunteering in the community at the Hawthorne Hawks Healthy Harvest Farm, located on Hawthorne Avenue in Newark’s South Ward.
To kick off their efforts, the team helped plant tomatoes and peppers, painted the wooden frames for the Plant It Fresh program’s garden plots and installed an information board for other volunteers under the direction of the Conservancy’s Horticulturist, Samantha Richardson, Landscape Supervisor Keith Williams and Landscape Assistant Edwin Ortiz. Additional Hello Fresh employee volunteers helped harvest strawberries for the Conservancy’s Strawberry Jam event at the Hawthorne Avenue Farm on June 3rd.
Like HelloFresh (www.hellofresh.com), Greater Newark Conservancy is committed to supporting the city of Newark and making nutritious, fresh produce accessible to as many people as possible.
“The HelloFresh team was thrilled to join the farm and the community in their efforts towards this common goal,” noted Kate Lovely, Associate Director for Customer Care, who helped plan and coordinate the volunteer event along with Talent Acquisition Specialist Stephanie Scarano. “Getting involved with an organization that is locally sourcing fresh produce aligns with what we are doing at HelloFresh, helping people engage with nutritious foods and exciting ways to prepare and enjoy them.”
South Ward resident Anthony Heyliger, who works at the HelloFresh Customer Care Call Center, said it was particularly fulfilling to be volunteering in the community where he lives. “I’ve passed by the farm and often thought it would provide an excellent opportunity to get involved in my neighborhood, to give back and to set a good example for my family,” Heyliger concluded. “No one rides for free.”
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