Miami, Florida: Harvest Sensations®a purpose-driven specialty produce company, today announced a new partnership with Best Buddies International. a non-profit organization that works to enhance the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Through their Jobs Program, individuals with IDD are partnered with employment consultants who support them through the employment seeking process and throughout their employment. The partnership will drive awareness and education for inclusive hiring practices.
“Best Buddies is an organization that I worked for many years ago and is very near and dear to my heart.” says Viviana Diaz, HR Director at Harvest
Sensations® who recently the Director of First Impressions through the partnership.
Tom Travers, President of Harvest Sensations®, looks forward to a long and successful partnership with Best Buddies to help drive awareness for workplace inclusivity.
About Harvest Sensations
Harvest Sensations®, LLC was founded to supply the finest specialty produce for foodservice distribution companies throughout North America. Today, while Harvest Sensations® continues to fully support its distribution network with unsurpassed service, the company has grown into a sizeable, grower-direct importer of core produce and uniquely sourced specialty ingredients for the entire foodservice industry, retailers, and other food business channels. Harvest Sensations® is also a known consumer brand. In 2009, they were the first produce company to introduce the original Organic Kale Salad to retailers in the U.S. paving the way for the creation of an entirely new salad category widely adopted in the produce industry.
ABOUT BEST BUDDIES INTERNATIONAL:
Best Buddies® is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment, leadership development and inclusive living for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Founded in 1989 by Anthony K. Shriver, Best Buddies is a vibrant organization that has grown from one original chapter to nearly 3,000 elementary school, middle school, high school, and college Friendship and Promoter chapters worldwide. Today, Best Buddies’ nine formal programs — Middle Schools, High Schools, Colleges, Citizens, e-Buddies®, Jobs, Ambassadors, Promoters and Inclusive Living— engage participants in each of the 50 states and in 56 countries and territories, positively impacting the lives of over 1.3 million people with and without disabilities around the world. In many cases, as a result of their involvement with Best Buddies, people with intellectual and developmental disabilities secure rewarding jobs, live independently, become inspirational leaders and build lifelong friendships. For more information, please visit www.bestbuddies.org or connect with us via Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.