In these challenging times, our top priority at West Pak Avocado is the health and safety of our entire avocado family. We also see it as part of our job to help keep Americans healthy. That’s why our commitment to supplying fresh avocados to our customers is as strong as ever.
To confirm that we uphold our responsibility as essential critical infrastructure, we want you to know that we have taken extraordinary measures to combat COVID-19. We adhere to all public health guidelines and have an aggressive plan in place with elevated sanitization efforts and employee and vendor monitoring to guarantee that our facilities remain safe and operational.
Inside of our facilities, a hazmat team deep cleans every night, ensuring our bio sanitary measures are always followed. We’ve installed hand dispensers and additional hand-washing stations throughout our production floors and warehouses. We have also divided production floor workstations with protective plexiglass to enforce social distancing. And, to keep our employees healthy and safe, everybody is screened for signs of flu-like symptoms at the start of each shift. These measures are also applied to our West Pak offices.
In our continued effort to provide fresh, quality avocados, we want to thank our entire family of dedicated employees, our courageous customers who remain open in these times, our growers, and logistics and transportation providers. It’s because of their tireless effort that we can bring the world’s favorite green fruit to tables across the globe.
We are also doing our part to help those affected by COVID-19 and in need. As part of our West Pak Cares committee community involvement program, West Pak is donating pallets of avocados each week through June 2020 to Feeding America Riverside | San Bernardino (FARSB), the Inland Empire’s largest and most-efficient hunger-relief organization. The charitable foundation is a member of Feeding America, the national network of food banks that provides over 4.3 billion meals annually, helping one in seven Americans facing hunger live more secure and stable lives.