Hy-Vee & Sol Group Donate More Than 7,200 Cantaloupes To Second Harvest Community Food Bank

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (May 13, 2020) — Hy-Vee, Inc., in partnership with its melon vendor Sol Group, is donating more than 7,200 fresh cantaloupes to Second Harvest Community Food Bank in St. Joseph, Missouri.

On Wednesday, Hy-Vee delivered the cantaloupes to the food bank. The donation comes as food banks across Missouri and Kansas struggle to keep their shelves stocked due to increased demand from the coronavirus (COVID-19).

“Hy-Vee has always been about giving back to the communities they serve,” said Adam Lazo, head of sales for Sol Group Marketing. “We want to make sure we are doing everything we can to help them take care of those in need. 

“We are extremely grateful for Sol Group’s partnership in helping us care for our communities during this difficult time,” said Tina Potthoff, Hy-Vee’s senior vice president of communications. “We are committed to helping our local food banks and hope this donation will provide some relief for them and our communities.”

The donation to Second Harvest Community Food Bank is part of a series of donations that Hy-Vee and Sol are making to help provide fresh melons to families and food banks across Hy-Vee’s eight-state region.

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  • Cantaloupe” – On Wednesday, more than 7,200 fresh cantaloupes were delivered to Second Harvest Community Food Bank in St. Joseph, Missouri. Donation made by Hy-Vee in partnership with Sol Group.
  •  “HV Semi Dropoff-SHCFB”– A Hy-Vee semi arrived at Second Harvest Community Food Bank in St. Joseph, Missouri, on Wednesday to deliver more than 7,200 fresh cantaloupes. The donation was made in cooperation with Sol Group and weighed nearly 39,000 pounds.
  • Hy-Vee-SHCFB Group” – Hy-Vee, in partnership with its melon vendor Sol Group, donated more than 7,200 fresh cantaloupes to Second Harvest Community Food Bank in St. Joseph, Missouri. Tina Evans, assistant store director for St. Joseph Hy-Vee, pictured right, helped deliver the nearly 39,000-pound donation on Wednesday.