The People of U.S. Sugar Give Back

Special to the Clewiston News
U.S. Sugar employees receiving turkeys at the Clewiston Mill.

CLEWISTON — With the holidays approaching, the people of U.S. Sugar have been busy spreading Christmas cheer by giving back to nearby communities. Over the past two weeks, representatives from the company have distributed more than 2,000 turkeys, 4,000 bags of sugar, hundreds of crates of sweet corn, and other vegetables grown by U.S. Sugar farmers in the Everglades Agricultural Area.

“The holiday season is always a special time for the people of U.S. Sugar to give back to the communities we are proud to call home,” said Jennifer Black, community relations manager for U.S. Sugar. “We are blessed to live in one of the most productive agricultural areas in America, so it’s only fitting that we are able to share some of the food grown here with our employees and neighbors who are preparing to spend time with their families and friends during the upcoming holidays.”

In addition to providing food for the holidays for our more than 2,500 employees, U.S. Sugar is also partnering with local sheriff departments, city governments, and charitable organizations like the Palm Beach County Food Bank, March of Dimes, and House of Hope to distribute food to nearby communities. The food distribution is a joint effort headed by Human Resources, Agriculture and Community Relations and Public Affairs. The employees have been distributing the food throughout Hendry, Glades, Palm Beach, Lee and Martin counties. Click here to watch a video of the people of U.S. Sugar giving back to our communities.

Special to the Lake Okeechobee News
Crates of fresh EAA-grown corn are delivered to the Palm Beach County Food Bank.

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