BrightFarms ‘Local Greens for Local Heroes’ initiative

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PENN TOWNSHIP, SNYDER COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) — One local company wants to thank all the front-line workers and first responders for their hard work by providing them with leafy greens.

“Our goal has been to support the health of the community with really fresh, nutritious local greens all year long,” said Abby Prior, Senior VP of BrightFarms Sales & Marketing.

The Selinsgrove BrightFarms greenhouse opened its doors in February of 2020. This location is the largest greenhouse for leafy greens in the state of Pennsylvania and supplies supermarkets with more than two million pounds of produce each year.

Now, they are suppling front line workers and first responders with fresh salad with their new initiative local greens for local heroes.

“We thought about ‘how can we do that; how can we support their health and well-being as they are supporting our health and well-being?'” Prior questioned.

And the answer:

“Give back, to those members of the community who have really been on the front lines of this pandemic. And that’s our healthcare teams as well as our first responders.”

Prior says eligible recipients include doctors, nurses, dispatchers, police officers, and many more. And if you are eligible, BrightFarms will provide you with up to five packages of locally grown greens.

“This is just an opportunity to extend our gratitude to a broader audience in the local community and help everyone feel a little bit better both physically and emotionally by providing really nutritious good food to your body.”

If you are eligible and want to get some free produce during the months of January and February, or while supplies last, you just need to follow three easy instructions.

How it works: 

  • Visit brightfarms.com/heroes OR email “heroes@brightfarms.com” 
  • Fill out a quick form 
  • BrightFarms sends the free redemptions directly to you to be used at local supermarkets  

Logan Westrope Eyewitness News.

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