Tag Archives: GROW Bananas

GROW Scholar Rafa Attends High School with the Help of Casa Amiga

Rafa

The mission of GROW organic bananas is, and always has been, to help create a better quality of life for not only the workers on our farms, but for entire communities. The agricultural areas of Mexico and Ecuador are typically filled with families living in poverty, and we feel a responsibility to help provide a better lifestyle for them – regardless of their employment.

Through your GROW by Organics Unlimited purchases, Organics Unlimited is able to give back to the communities in Mexico and Ecuador where our organic bananas are grown. Continue reading

GROW and Project Amigo Celebrate the Christmas Fiesta

GROW Bananas Project Amigo Christmas Fiesta

Organics Unlimited believes in helping advance the well-being of the families living in their communities. A portion of the proceeds from every GROW organic banana purchased gets re-invested into the communities surrounding the Organics Unlimited farms in Mexico and Ecuador. Through supporting nonprofit organizations such as Project Amigo in Mexico, GROW funds are used to run educational programs, provide dental and medical care and more.

Every holiday, Project Amigo hosts a very special Christmas Fiesta for local elementary-aged children in the Colima area. This Fiesta is a traditional holiday celebration in honor of the Virgin of Guadalupe, the patron saint of Mexico. As GROW scholarship recipients are required to contribute a certain amount of community service hours every month, they do much of the work in preparing the celebration. Continue reading

Hurricane Patricia and its Effect on Organics Unlimited Produce

Hurricane Patricia Mexico

Hurricane Patricia made her way through Colima and the surrounding area, including many of the Organics Unlimited farms. The strongest storm ever measured, Hurricane Patricia is a category 5 hurricane that had the power to produce 200 mph winds and waves up to 40 feet tall. The 7 million residents of Puerto Vallarta, Colima, Manzanillo and the surrounding areas prepared for the fierce storm. Continue reading

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