L’Orenta Partners with the San Antonio Food Bank
One of the biggest things we regularly do here at L'Orenta is to sit back and take stock of how far we have come. L'Orenta Nuts is a family business, grown since 1934 from a humble beginning. Unfortunately, not everyone was given the same opportunities that we were, not everyone is able to start their own company and worse; in spite of the seeming plenty of modern times, many Americans go hungry every single day.
In recognition of the fact that not all circumstances are equal and of the fact that we are now in a position where we are able to do something about it: We have entered partnership with the San Antonio food bank. We believe it is vital to give back to the communities of our origins, as well as that of our workers and their friends and families. SA food bank provides 58,000 households weekly in need of that little bit of help, and that still isn’t enough, there are more in need!
We wanted to let all our customers know that with every retail purchase made online at L'Orenta Nuts earns the purchase of 'meals' which go to the SA food bank to help those who need the extra nutrition they simply cannot get for themselves. For example, if you were to purchase our $99 Holiday Gift Set we would purchase fourteen meals and donate them to the food bank. This way, with every single purchase of our delicious goodies you are doing a little bit for charity without even lifting a finger!
As well as donating meals, we donate some of our own delicious products wherever we can. This way we hope the high quality perfection found in every L'Orenta bite can still be experienced by those who might otherwise never get the chance. Just another of the many ways we like to light up lives here at L'Orenta - and spread a little happiness with every sale we make!
Charity begins at home, which is why we went back to our roots to support the San Antonio food bank. To find out more about the good work this terrific organization do visit them at their web page – or simply help support the cause by investing in some of our delightful goodies!
About the San Antonio Food Bank
The San Antonio Food Bank continuously feeds 58,000 hungry individuals and families in need each week, and in fiscal year 2018, procured 75,332,977 million pounds of food. With the help of 530 partner agencies, the Food Bank impacts the lives of more than 319,000 unique people each year throughout 16 counties in Southwest Texas.
Beyond simply fighting hunger and addressing the region's food insecurity challenges, the Food Bank has embraced a holistic mission to address the overall health and wellness of its clients. In addition, the Food Bank also strives to become a more comprehensive service provider by expanding its program scope in an effort to break the long-term cycle of poverty and food insecurity.
Among the Food Bank’s numerous programs is a Social Service Outreach that assists low-income families in understanding and applying for government sponsored programs like WIC, CHIP, Medicaid and SNAP. The Nutrition, Health, and Wellness Division educate children and adults about nutrient-dense diets and healthy lifestyles. The New Braunfels Food Bank in Comal County offers a client choice pantry and facilitates the training of economically challenged clients around selecting products that are of the highest nutritional and economic value. Since its inception 5 years ago, the Workforce Program has placed 1,125 individuals in gainful employment. The Kids Café partners with after-school programs to combine education, mentorship, and nutritional meals. Other programs include: a Summer Food Service that provides meals to kids in summer; a BackPack Program, that provides food packs to low-income children on weekends and holidays when they have limited access to food; a Community Kitchen that provides free culinary arts training to unemployed and underemployed individuals; a Fresh Produce Program that works with farmers and wholesalers to procure fresh produce directly from the fields; Second Servings which rescues unused prepared food from restaurants, delivering it directly to member agencies for immediate consumption; a Healthy Options Program for the Elderly (HOPE) which delivers millions of pounds of groceries to seniors in need each year; a Food Fairs Program which provides surplus items to individuals unable to get their food needs met through shelters and other resources; a Second Chance Program that partners with the TDCJ in educating inmates on Warehousing and Culinary Arts skills; participation in on-going Disaster Training and relief efforts such as the most recent Hurricane Harvey event.