Help Us GROW a Conversation

Banana Smile

Since 2005, GROW has strived to make a difference in communities throughout Mexico and Ecuador. With each purchase of GROW organic bananas, you are helping create new opportunities for those who would not otherwise be able to do so on their own. This year’s GROW Month has been extra special as we celebrated our 10th anniversary of the program. Although GROW month has passed, we hope you will continue celebrating and raising awareness for the rest of 2015.

In honor of our 10th anniversary we have created content to spark fun conversation around bananas and the GROW program:

Help us create more opportunities for workers and communities through your social media channels or in-store POP materials using this shareable content. Share these stories, recipes, ideas, facts and more with the hashtag #GROWTURNS10 to start a conversation and help bring more familiarity to the program. Let your customers know how much they have helped make a difference with each GROW organic banana purchased.

Thank you for being a part of GROW Month! We look forward to spending the next 10 years and beyond with you, helping to make our world a better, more sustainable place.

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Better Breakfasts Build Better Communities

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Better Breakfast Month is an unofficial holiday recognized by many school districts around the nation throughout September. The goal is to promote the importance of breakfast, both for youth and adults. Breakfast has been proven to increase academic performance of students. According to WebMD, the American Dietetic Association reports children who eat breakfast concentrate better and have increased problem-solving skills and eye-hand coordination. Breakfast is important for adults, too. Nutritionally balanced breakfast can lower cholesterol levels, help control your weight and provide more energy for regular exerce. Join conversations about #BetterBreakfastMonth on social media and find inspiration for your morning plate. Continue reading

GROW Supporter PCC Natural Markets Surpasses $200,000 in Contributions

Centro Educativo Suchitlan

We are midway through GROW Month, a 30-day celebration aimed at promoting awareness for the mission of GROW and celebrating #GROWTURNS10. Over the past decade, through incredible retailer and distributor support, GROW organic purchases have provided nearly $2 million in aid for communities near Organics Unlimited banana farms in Mexico and Ecuador. Continue reading

How GROW Benefits Quality of Life in Ecuador

GROW EcudadorAs GROW celebrates a milestone of 10 years of giving back to communities in Mexico and Ecuador, we want to share information on how funds raised from GROW organic banana sales are distributed and used. Through Children International, with the help of the International Community Foundation to manage and distribute funds, GROW organic banana purchases aid communities within Ecuador. Continue reading

How GROW Helps Fund Students through Project Amigo in Mexico

Bev Oster Project Amigo

As GROW celebrates a milestone of 10 years of giving back to Mexican and Ecuadorian communities, we want to share information on how the funds raised from GROW organic banana sales are distributed and used. With the help of GROW donations, Project Amigo is able to aid the rural families in Mexico that live near the banana plantations. Educational scholarships pay for school uniforms, textbooks and supplies for the youth and homework clubs provide a safe and supportive environment for students to visit after school. Learn more about how GROW benefits Project Amigo’s mission in this interview with Project Amigo Chairman of the Board Bev Oster (pictured above). Continue reading

Organics Unlimited CEO Mayra Velazquez de Leon Kicks off GROW Month

Mayra Velazquez de LeonOrganics Unlimited President and CEO Mayra Velazquez de Leon

At GROW by Organics Unlimited, we are honored and excited to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the GROW program. Throughout the month of September, we will have an extra focus on all things GROW in order to raise awareness of the social responsibility program and inspire more distributors, retailers and consumers to become involved. Learn more about GROW and our social responsibility initiatives in this interview with Organics Unlimited President and CEO Mayra Velazquez de Leon. Continue reading

GROW Student: María

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María Isabel Murillo Chávez has been a GROW scholar for two years. At 15 years old, she is midway through her high school studies. What she will remember most from this past school year is sharing some of the best moments with her friends. Continue reading