America's Second Harvest
The Nation's Food Bank Network Partners with Organic Bouquet
San Francisco (January 23, 2006) - America's Second Harvest - The Nation's Food Bank Network, which is the nation's largest charitable hunger-relief organization, has partnered with OrganicBouquet.com, the internets first organic florist, to raise funds to help feed the nation's hungry.
Organic Bouquet will donate 10 percent of each purchase made at www.organicbouquet.com/ash. In addition, Organic Bouquet will donate five percent of it sales from its new "America's Second Harvest Bouquet" - two dozen certified organic roses - created especially to support the work of (America's Second Harvest) and available in the Charitable Bouquet collection of www.OrganicBouquet.com.
"America's Second Harvest is extremely grateful to Organic Bouquet for their financial support of our efforts to help feed the nation's hungry," said Robert Forney, president and CEO of America's Second Harvest -- The Nations Food Bank Network. "Our Network of Food Banks will help feed more than 23 million Americans this year and we could not do this without the help of Organic Bouquet and our other partners."
America's Second Harvest has a Network of more than 200 Member food banks and food-rescue organizations serving all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Its primary role is supporting the 215 food banks that are a part of its network and providing food throughout the year, as well as in the wake of a national disaster, to those in need. During the recent hurricane season, it sent more than 66 million pounds of food to the effected areas and locations housing evacuees. This was in addition to the nearly two billion pounds moved by the network annually.
"We are very proud to support America's Second Harvest in its vital efforts in the fight against hunger," said Gerald Prolman, CEO of Organic Bouquet. "Purchasing our flowers not only provides long lasting enjoyment for the recipient, but is safe for farm workers, the environment and helps people in need. Everyone benefits."
Organic Bouquet has pioneered the organic flower market, working with growers around the world who are committed to the highest social and environmental standards. Flowers are grown and harvested using practices that aim to improve the quality of farm working conditions, minimize damage to ecosystems, conserve biodiversity, and enhance environmental quality for future generations.
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Established in 2001, Organic Bouquet (www.OrganicBouquet.com ) pioneered the organic flower market. As a leading voice in the organic movement, it is raising public awareness of crucial environmental issues, using sustainably grown flowers as a catalyst for change.
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