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Maria Elisa Vollmer

Apprentice Diary: Week One—Integrating a passion for sustainability

When we talk about sustainability, we don’t just mean the environment—our employees are our greatest asset and the foundation to our great success. We work with internships, local schools and colleges for placement, and various in-house leadership programs throughout the year, developing people with a passion for produce. In this diary series, Maria Elisa Vollmer...

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Freshpoint Sales reps washing berries from left to right – Daeghan Hawke, Jessi Daschner, Antonina Castagnola

Strawberries and Champagne are encouraged at school…

Strawberries and Champagne is one of Vanderbilt University’s longest traditions for their graduating class’s Commencement Week celebration. This year they purchased 670 flats of Driscoll’s strawberries totaling nearly 5,400 pounds! Arriving at the university at 5 a.m., we washed each flat of berries and loaded them on plates for transferring to each celebration location. There...

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A Fresh Season of Generosity…

 

At FreshPoint, we are honored to give back to our communities. Below is a roundup of the generous contributions our employees and companies made during the 2015 holiday season.

Our employees not only donated toys, food, or money, in some cases, they also made a donation of their time—an equally precious commodity.

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Eli Home Christmas Tree Donation

FreshPoint Southern California is getting ready for the holidays by partnering with the Hilton Anaheim to fund-raise for The Eli Home for Abused Children. Eli Home is a California based foundation that focuses “on breaking the cycle of child abuse and family violence.” The organization “strengthens victims of child abuse and neglect, and prepares them to...

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Fostering Relationships with Children in Los Angeles Country…

Approximately, 28,000 children are currently in foster care in Los Angeles County. At the age of 18, these children are “aged out” of the system, and are no longer allowed to live in their foster homes. Children aging out of foster care have a very difficult time, and face severe challenges in education, health, and...

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Always Giving Our Best!

Did you know we have a company mantra? Probably not, since it is our first year!

We are extremely proud to introduce the FY2016 FreshPoint Annual Mantra: ALWAYS GIVING OUR BEST!

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Back to School Drive

 

FreshPoint South Florida Donates School Supplies to Local Organization- Women In Distress

FreshPoint South Florida associates came together to help out. The children from this facility are affected by domestic violence, and Women In Distress is a safe haven for them and their families.

 

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Family Fun Day with FreshPoint Charlotte

Saturday, August 29, FreshPoint Charlotte hosted their annual family fun day at Frank Liske Park in Concord, North Carolina.

Every year, FreshPoint Charlotte hosts an annual family fun day for their associates and family members. This year, FreshPoint Charlotte decided to close down business for the day to recognize and thank their employees for their hard work and dedication. While closing down business can be a difficult decision, especially when it can impact business and customer needs, the decision was made so that all associates could come out and enjoy the fun!

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The Chef’s Basket

  Caroline Ross, Produce Specialist, meets with Chef Troy Thompson of the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills twice a week to discuss upcoming events, menu plans, and the Chef’s Basket. Caroline has been working with Chef Troy for almost a year now. Prior to being appointed as the Executive Chef at the Beverly Hilton a...

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Culinary Clash!

  This week FreshPoint So Cal competed in the Culinary Clash: Battle Los Angeles supporting CRAEF, the California Restaurant Association Education Foundation. CRAEF supports students pursuing a career in the foodservice industry through educational programs and scholarships. The competition consisted of two FreshPoint Employees, Teodoro Protano, District Sales Manager; Bella Marvelli, Marketing Associate; and culinary...

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Carrying the Torch

A great honor was bestowed on a member of our FreshPoint family in Southern California. Chuck Bethel’s daughter, Michelle, was awarded the opportunity to carry the torch for the Special Olympics Unified Relay Across America. The 2015 Special Olympics Summer World Games were held in Los Angeles from July 25th to August 2nd. The Torch...

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Who is Spudman?

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Behind the Wheel

A Driver’s Perspective of DRIVE CAM
Leonard Papagno is a Driver at FreshPoint Central Florida. He recently shared his perspective of the video surveillance feature “Drive Cam”, a safety camera installed on all FreshPoint delivery trucks that is automatically triggered by unsafe driving actions.

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