West Pak Avocado is pleased to announce the company’s donation of 30,000 avocados to the Allgire Foundation‘s Spring Harvest 2023. The goal of the second annual event was to raise awareness of food insecurity and the difficulty some residents of affordable housing face to eat healthily.
“Everyone deserves access to fresh produce. That’s why West Pak Avocado was both honored and excited to participate in the Allgire Foundation’s Spring Harvest event and to help bring healthy avocados into homes across the county,” said West Pak Avocado CEO Mario Pacheco.
The event took place Saturday, April 29th, 2023, at the charity’s sister company, Allgire General Contractor’s headquarters in Carlsbad. Over 300 foundation volunteers assembled 15,612 care packages of fresh fruits and vegetables in three hours. Over four days and traveling a total of 3,500 miles, packages were delivered to 160 affordable housing communities in San Diego County.
The Allgire Foundation is dedicated to empowering people who are impacted by the lack of affordable housing and changing their lives through advocacy, education, and support programs that provide tangible help.
“We were blown away by West Pak’s generosity,” mentioned Allgire Foundation Executive Director Scott Silber. “We are thankful for the tremendous impact it had on the lives of so many people.”
Allgire General Contractors has been building affordable housing for more than 30 years, becoming one of the top contractors and a strong, positive force in the community. With the retirement of founders Rick and Mary Ann Allgire, the company’s passionate employees are honoring them and continuing their legacy through the Allgire Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit, an organization the employees created to give back to the community where they live, build, and play.
For more information about the Allgire Foundation or its Spring Harvest, or other events, please visit allgirefoundation.org.