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GROW Partners with Produce for Kids

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GROW has partnered with Produce for Kids in its Power Your Lunchbox campaign. This digital marketing program aims to inspire more health-conscious lifestyles. This year, the Power Your Lunchbox campaign coincides with the 10th anniversary celebrations of GROW Month, happening in September.

The Power Your Lunchbox campaign, scheduled for August 3 through September 18, encourages families and individuals to take a pledge to pack healthier lunches during the back-to-school season, utilizing GROW bananas and other participating healthy brands. For each pledge taken, Organics Unlimited and other sponsor brands will make a donation to Feeding America® children’s programs that focus on health and wellness across the country.

Retailers, media and other trade organizations can support the Power Your Lunchbox program by joining GROW and Produce for Kids in a Twitter party at 6 p.m. PT on Wednesday, August 12.  You can find the party on Twitter by following for #poweryourlunchbox hashtag.

Other back-to-school messaging and healthy eating tips will be available from GROW throughout the Power Your Lunchbox campaign.

You can get involved in sharing the message of GROW during the Power Your Lunchbox campaign and GROW Month using #GROWTURNS10 on TwitterFacebook or Instagram.

For more information on how you can help support please visit our GROW website. You may also follow GROW on Facebook and Twitter for more updates.

To learn more about our organic bananas and how you can supply them in your store, please visit OrganicsUnlimited.com.

You may also follow Organics Unlimited on Facebook and Twitter for more news.

10 Ways to Share GROW bananas

In celebration of #GROWTURNS10, we invite you to share the message of GROW with your friends and family on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram. Help us spread the word about how GROW gives back! Continue reading

Eat More Bananas with these 10 Recipes

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GROW organic bananas have always been the perfect ingredient. Here are some of our favorites to keep you and your kids happy, healthy and feeling good. Feel free to share these with friends and families. Send us your images of dishes you’ve created using #GROWTURNS10 and we will share them with all our supporters! Have fun and enjoy these tasty treats! Continue reading

Banana Beauty Tips

beauty-TipsHere are 10 beauty tricks you never knew you could do with bananas. While they help with your physical health and well-being, bananas also help maintain your youth and beauty. Try these at home and share your results with us. Don’t forget to tag #GROWTURNS10 on  Twitter, Facebook or Instagram when writing about our GROW organically fresh bananas. Continue reading

Display Idea: Smoothies for the Whole Family

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Photo credit: Courtesy of Adam at inspiredtaste.net

Summer is here, and the warmer weather provides an opportunity to market cool, refreshing products. Smoothies are a great option for a cross-merchandising display theme featuring Organics Unlimited bananas. Health nuts, adults on-the-go and children all love smoothies; a display will attract all types of customers.

Bananas make a great base for any smoothie so the display should feature baskets full of the organic fruit. Since it’s summer, capitalize on other fresh fruits that are in-season to create a colorful cross-merchandising arrangement. Strawberries, blueberries, pineapple, mango, peaches, oranges and coconuts are all beautiful fruits to feature in a display with bananas. Continue reading

GROW by Organics Unlimited Creates Disaster Relief Fund to Aid Communities

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SAN DIEGO (May 27, 2015) –
The GROW Fund, a nonprofit program developed by Organics Unlimited in 2005, has opened a special sub-fund earmarked to specifically aid in disaster relief. Administered by the International Community Foundation (ICF), it was created in light of recent natural disasters worldwide.

Beginning on May 11, 2015, a percentage of the funds derived from the purchase of GROW bananas will be directed toward the new disaster relief sub-fund. This allows for GROW to respond quickly if there is a devastating natural event near the communities in Mexico and Ecuador where GROW organic bananas are harvested.

“With so many catastrophic events happening around the world, we felt it was imperative to create a way to help our communities recover if disaster should strike,” said Mayra Velazquez de Leon, president of Organics Unlimited and GROW. “We have a social responsibility to support communities surrounding our banana plantations, as many workers live in areas plagued by storms.”

This special GROW sub-fund can be used in multiple stages of disaster relief, such as immediate response – providing food, water and medical treatment quickly after a catastrophe – or long-term, such as rebuilding schools and homes. In the wake of a disaster, ICF will produce a list of reliable third-party agencies that are able to provide relief as quickly as they reach the affected area; once Organics Unlimited approves a recommended plan, funds can be distributed to the organization(s) almost immediately.

“Our farms tend to be in areas often affected by natural disasters,” said Velazquez de Leon. “By creating a GROW disaster relief sub-fund, we can be as prepared as possible to assist if or when something devastating happens.”

To donate or learn more about GROW, please visit http://donate.icfdn.org/. To purchase GROW bananas, visit organicsunlimited.com.

About Organics Unlimited
Organics Unlimited is a San Diego-based distributor of organic tropical fruit from Mexico and South America, providing its traditional label as well as the GROW label. Its fruits are USDA certified organic for the U.S. and Canada through Organic Certifiers. For more information on Organics Unlimited and GROW, visit OrganicsUnlimited.com, GrowBananas.org, or call 619.710.0658. Check out the latest blog post from Organics Unlimited at: OrganicOdes.com, or find Organics Unlimited on Facebook, Twitter or YouTube.

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Project Amigo Fiesta Week

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Children enjoy snow during the fiesta’s Frozen singalong show

To all of our retailers carrying GROW bananas, we’d like to express our gratitude for helping make the GROW (Giving Resources and Opportunities to Workers) program successful. We’re pleased to be able to share with you what your support efforts look like in action. This past holiday season, volunteers with Project Amigo dedicated their time during the Christmas Fiesta Week in Colima, Mexico.

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