Mayorga Organics makes donation to Feeding South Florida

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Mayorga Organics makes donation to Feeding South Florida

By David Salazar - 05/07/2020

Mayorga Organics is taking steps to be a good neighbor to the communities near its newly minted organic specialty coffee facility in Miami. Shortly after opening the new facility, the company, which also has a private label program, started donating 40,000 lbs. of long-grain white rice and 30,000 lbs. of black beans to local organization Feeding South Florida — enough food for some 54,000 meals. 

“Over the last few weeks, national grocery clients have asked for our assistance sourcing conventional rice and beans to keep shelves full across the country,” said Martin Mayorga, founder and president of Mayorga Organics. “As we helped to source millions of pounds of food, we also saw that demand was skyrocketing at foodbanks. It just made sense that we would use this as an opportunity to help those in need. We've been blessed with support from so many as we've grown Mayorga, so it just makes sense to support the communities that have helped us along the way.”

Though not its only recent donation, the Feeding South Florida donation is Mayorga’s largest. The company also is donating thousands of pounds of coffee to hospitals as a thank-you for their efforts. 

"We work to create market opportunities for our farmers and give our customers high quality organic foods," said Peter Garcia, Mayorga's Miami director of operations, a Miami native. "At the end of the day, we are a people-driven company. It's incredible to be part of a company that's willing to make such a major pivot for the sake of helping others.”

The company noted that while it has introduced organic black beans, the donated items will not be available for sale and are being packaged using branded packaging solely to ensure proper labeling.