Westerlay Orchids Gives FOOD Share a Boost

Westerlay Orchids organized a fundraiser to help FOOD Share.

All proceeds from retail orchid sales at the Carpinteria nursery from Dec. 10-15 – a $21,030.19 boost – went to the Ventura County food bank. This is important with many needing help in the aftermath of the Woolsey Fire, Westerlay said.

“When you witness the important role that organizations like FOOD Share of Ventura hold in the wake of a tragedy of this scale, it’s so easy to get behind their cause,” Toine Overgaag, owner and president of Westerlay, said in a news release. “It makes me and all of our staff proud to harness our product for the benefit of others. The people at the food bank know how to leverage donations to have the greatest impact for the community.”

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