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WE'RE OPEN: Wish Farms donates thousands of pounds of berries to community

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Posted at 9:47 AM, Apr 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-07 21:47:39-04

A Plant City staple remains open and is giving back.

Wish Farms is now sharing their delicious berries with the entire community.

Area food banks are seeing a huge need and dwindling donations due to Covid-19. But, this family owned farm is stepping up.

"We were in a fortunate position to step up and help them so over the last few weeks, including this week, we've donated 240,000 pounds of berries, which is about 9 1/2 semi truck loads full and I'm really proud of our team because they've really stepped up to help our community because they've been there to support us throughout the years," says Nick Wishnatzki with Wish Farms.

The fresh fruits are a staple in the community. You can find them at your area grocery store, like Publix, Aldi and Costco but now, those in need and on the front-lines are getting time, for free.

The company is also donating to fire departments, hospitals, and nursing homes.

"The need is everywhere and we're getting request from all over the place, so we're trying our hardest to step up and meet those needs," says Wishnatzki.

And what better time to eat local, fresh produce than now. Research suggests the Coronavirus is not transmitted through food.

"Now more than ever it's important that people are eating fresh fruits and vegetables because it's really going to be the things that boost our immune systems to get through this," explains Wishnatzki.

You can read more about their efforts and how the Coronavirus is impacting them, by clicking here.