The Martinelli’s team, Lyza Gianelli, John Martinelli, Jennifer Madrid, Nicole Juntunen and Gun Ruder present Richelle Noroyan from the Second Harvest Food Bank (pictured fourth from left) a check representing the number of meals Martinelli’s donated to the non-profit during the 2021 Holiday Food & Fund Drive.
Watsonville, Calif., January, 28 2022– As a long-time community partner, S. Martinelli & Co. is proud to announce a company record-setting donation to the Second Harvest Food Bank’s annual Holiday Food & Fund Drive. Martinelli’s, the Gold Medal apple juice company has provided nearly 87,000 meals to the families of Santa Cruz county in need during this critical time. Since the program’s inception, Martinelli’s has provided hundreds of thousands of meals to the local community.
“Santa Cruz county has been our home for over 150 years and we are committed to doing all that we can to provide nourishment to those who need it most,” stated Gun Ruder, President and CEO, S. Martinelli & Co. “I’m extremely proud of the Martinelli’s team for embracing this campaign and setting a donation record.”
“The Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Cruz County relies on the generous and ongoing support of our corporate partners, like Martinelli’s,” explained Richelle Noroyan, Corporate and Community Relations Director, Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Cruz County. “Every month 75,000 local residents count on us to avoid missing meals. Our mission is to feed every one of them and to support policies that tackle the root cause of hunger.”
In addition to the Holiday Food & Fund Drive, Martinelli’s is very active with the Food Bank throughout the year. Martinelli’s donates its award-winning juices and sparkling ciders, which are all 100% juice made from U.S. grown fresh apples and contain no added sweeteners or chemical preservatives. The company also sponsors the eye-catching delivery trucks that are invaluable to the non-profit and its partners.
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About S. Martinelli & Company
S. Martinelli & Company is a multi-generational family held business that has been producing Gold Medal premium quality sparkling cider and apple juice for over 150 years in Watsonville, Calif. Martinelli’s products are 100% juice, made from U.S. grown fresh apples and contain no added sweeteners or chemical preservatives. Its apple-shaped glass and champagne style bottles are iconic hallmarks of the brand.For more information visit martinellis.com.