Baldor Specialty Foods Spreads Holiday Cheer To Hunts Point Neighbors
by Baldor Specialty Foods
Posted: 2017-11-21 09:02:41 EST

BRONX, NY -- Thanksgiving dinner will be a little brighter for hundreds of Hunts Point families this season thanks to a special meal donation sponsored by Baldor Specialty Foods. In cooperation with the Bronx Community Board #2 and The Point Community Development Center, Baldor Specialty Foods, the Northeast’s leading distributor of fresh produce, reached out to its Hunts Point neighbors by providing tasty Thanksgiving meals that were distributed at a community event on Saturday, November 18th.

Working with several of its food vendor partners, Baldor prepared some 500 meal boxes filled with “all the fixings” a family of four needs to enjoy a delicious and nutritious Thanksgiving dinner. The meal boxes, which were packed by Baldor employee volunteers, included a large turkey, fruits and vegetables, dinner rolls, milk, juice and a dessert. An additional 200 bags were handed out to the overflow of residents who lined the streets.

Hunts Point is a struggling South Bronx community where 50% of the residents live below the poverty line and many of the remainder barely above that.  It’s also home to Baldor’s corporate headquarters and warehouse facility, the hub of Baldor’s distribution network.

TJ Murphy, the CEO of Baldor, is quick to point out the food drive has been a community effort. Tanimura & Antle Farm, Red Jacket Orchards Farm, Krasdale, Bolthouse Farms and Satur Farms all contributed items to make up the meal giveaways.  “Baldor’s a family company,” said Murphy. “We’ve always considered our employees and neighbors part of the family. Thanksgiving is all about the joy of sharing food with family, and that’s exactly what this event is all about.”

About Baldor Specialty Foods

Baldor Specialty Foods is one of the largest importers and distributors of fresh produce and specialty foods in Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. Beginning as Balducci’s fruit stand in Greenwich Village in 1946, Baldor maintains its original promise – curate and deliver the best and freshest foods in the world. Baldor seeks to provide great specialty foods and logistics that give their customers an edge. To learn more, go to www.baldorfood.com

Source: Baldor Specialty Foods