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HALF A MILLION POUNDS OF PRODUCE KICKOFF CALIFORNIA AGRICULTURE DONATIONS TO LOS ANGELES RIOT VICTIMS

 HALF A MILLION POUNDS OF PRODUCE KICKOFF CALIFORNIA
 AGRICULTURE DONATIONS TO LOS ANGELES RIOT VICTIMS
 LOS ANGELES, May 8 /PRNewswire/ -- California agriculture has initiated a statewide drive to collect and donate fresh produce for victims in the Los Angeles riot areas. The drive is organized and lead by the Alliance for Food and Fiber, the Fresh Produce Council, the Grower-Shipper Vegetable Association of Central California and the Western Growers Association in conjunction with the California Department of Food and Agriculture.
 The first shipments are planned for arrival in Los Angeles as early as today and will be delivered to the Los Angeles Regional Foodbank and the Foodbank of Southern California for distribution to the many charities working with innocent victims throughout the area. Approximately half a million pounds of produce are currently scheduled for delivery today and throughout the following week.
 The director of the California Department of Food and Agriculture, Henry Voss, praised the generosity of the agriculture companies. Said Voss, "The hardships faced by the innocent families who did not participate in the violence and rioting should not be ignored."
 Growers, commodity organizations, distributors, wholesalers and other organizations from the Salinas Valley to Bakersfield to Orange County to the Coachella Valley are generously making donations through this drive to the victims. (A list of donors and donations follows.)
 "We have seen an outpouring of donations from the agriculture community in response to our call for assistance," said Barbara Buck, Western Growers Association and Management Committee member of the Alliance for Food and Fiber. "Not only have they donated the fruits and vegetables for the victims but also the trucks for deliveries and the staff time necessary for transportation and loading."
 Alliance Vice Chairman Jan DeLyser said the donations were a recognition of the tragic consequences and the hardships placed on children and the elderly. "With thousands of jobs lost due to the looting and burning of stores in the area, the economic hardships forced upon the innocent families and the honest citizens of the area have been recognized by the farming community," said DeLyser.
 Agriculture and food industries who are interested in joining this drive and donating produce or food should call Debbie Calvo at the Alliance for Food and Fiber at 213-208-6152
 DONATIONS FROM AGRICULTURE FOR LOS ANGELES RIOT VICTIMS
 (Donations confirmed as of May 7, 1992, at noon)
 Donations have been solicited through the following organizations:
 Alliance For Food And Fiber
 Los Angeles
 Fresh Produce Council
 Los Angeles
 Grower-Shipper Vegetable Assn.
 Salinas, Calif.
 Western Growers Association
 Irvine, Calif.
 Specific donations:
 Note: A truckload which has been put together by the Grower-Shipper Vegetable Assn. in Salinas Valley contains primarily spinach, broccoli and leaf items. Donors to this are also listed below. The produce on the truck is approximately 45,000 pounds.
 Abbott Street Cooling Provided complimentary refrigeration
 Salinas, Calif.
 Adobe Packing Co. Part of Salinas truckload
 Salinas, Calif.
 Apio Produce Sales 115 cases broccoli, 2,645 pounds
 Guadalupe, Calif. 15 cases cauliflower, 375 pounds
 25 cases Cello Lettuce, 1,250 pounds
 B&C Fresh Sales 10-15 cases mushrooms, 120 pounds
 Orange, Calif.
 Babe Farms Inc. 81 boxes salad mix (243 pounds)
 Santa Maria, Calif.
 Bonita Packing Co. 1,050 pounds Spinach
 Santa Maria, Calif. 1,120 pounds Cilantro
 Brooks and Sims 2 truckloads onions
 Los Angeles/Salico Farms 50 pound bags, 90,000 pounds
 Brawley, Calif.
 Bud of California Part of Salinas truckload
 Salinas, Calif.
 Calavo Growers 20 cartons Hass avocados, 520 pounds
 Santa Ana, Calif.
 California Avocado Comm. Avocados, amount pending
 Santa Ana, Calif.
 California Dry Bean Black-eyed peas -- 100 pound bags
 Advisory Board (10,000 pounds)
 (Black-eyed Pea Council)
 Dinuba, Calif.
 California Raisin Adv. Bd. Minimum of 50 cases, 1,200 pounds
 Fresno, Calif.
 California Strawberry Strawberries (Amount pending/
 Industry several shipments
 Watsonville, Calif.
 Frank Capurro & Son Part of Salinas truckload
 Watsonville, Calif.
 Certified Freight Lines Provided complimentary trucking
 Oceano, Calif.
 Carl Dobler & Sons Part of Salinas truckload
 Watsonville, Calif.
 Food Bank of Monterey County Part of Salinas truckload
 Monterey, Calif.
 Gardikas Produce Co. 40 cartons watermelons, 3,400 pounds
 Downey, Calif. 50 cartons Navel oranges,
 1,900 pounds
 GEM Vegetables Part of Salinas truckload
 Gonzales, Calif.
 Gold Coast Packing Co. Part of Santa Maria truckload
 Santa Maria, Calif.
 Golden Acres Farm/ 11,000 pounds of sweet corn
 Keber Distributing Inc.
 Coachella, Calif.
 Los Alamos Vegetable 2,240 pounds of broccoli
 Exchange and spinach
 Santa Maria, Calif.
 Los Angeles Potato 5 10-pound bags of potatoes,
 Los Angeles 50 pounds
 Mann Packing Co. Part of Salinas truckload
 Salinas, Calif.
 Manny Lawrence Provided complimentary trucking
 Salinas, Calif.
 Meyer Tomatoes 80 boxes of tomatoes, 2,240 pounds
 King City, Calif.
 Mills Distributing Co. Part of Salinas truckload
 Salinas, Calif.
 Monterey Bay Packing Co. 10 cartons broccoli, 250 pounds
 Castroville, Calif. 10 cartons cabbage, 500 pounds
 10 cartons cauliflower, 220 pounds
 (All from Salinas, Calif.)
 Monterey Mushrooms 4,000 pounds mushrooms
 Monterey, Calif.
 NRL Transportation Provided complimentary trucking
 Coachella, Calif.
 The Nunes Co. Part of Salinas truckload
 Salinas, Calif.
 Oasis Vegetable Exchange 11,000 pounds of sweet corn
 Thermal, Calif.
 P.R.I. Sales Co. 96 cartons strawberries, (1 pallet),
 Crows Landing, Calif. 1,152 pounds
 Pismo-Oceano Vegetable Part of Santa Maria truckload
 Exchange
 Oceano, Calif.
 Silva Harvesting Part of Salinas truckload
 Gonzales, Calif.
 Statewide Sales Celery, Ky Beans, Cabbage
 Los Angeles
 Sunkist Growers 1 truckload oranges and possibly
 Sherman Oaks, Calif. fruit juice
 Sun World International 218 cartons sweet corn from
 Bakersfield, Calif. the Coachella Valley, 12,000 pounds
 563 cartons grapefruit from
 Riverside, 22,520 pounds
 563 cartons oranges from
 Riverside, 22,520 pounds
 Talley Farms Inc. 1 pallet - 1,275 pounds
 Arroyo Grande, Calif. -- Romaine - 175 pounds
 -- Green Leaf Lettuce - 175 pounds
 -- Napa - 225 pounds
 -- Bok Choy - 150 pounds
 -- Cabbage - 250 pounds
 -- Red Cabbage - 300 pounds
 Tam Produce 250 cartons tomatoes, 5,000 pounds
 Los Angeles 100 cartons squash, 2,600 pounds
 100 cartons cucumbers, 2,400 pounds
 Tanimura & Antle Part of Salinas truckload
 Salinas, Calif.
 Telles Ranch Part of Salinas truckload
 Salinas, Calif.
 XRT Express Reefer Provided complimentary trucking
 Transport Inc.
 Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.
 Yurosek, Mike & Son 1 truckload carrots from
 Lamont, Calif. Bakersfield, 45,000 pounds
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 /EDITOR'S NOTE: The first shipments of produce are scheduled to arrive and will be available to the media for filming at 1 p.m. today at the Los Angeles Regional Foodbank (1734 E. 41st St., Los Angeles).
 Representing agriculture at the point of delivery will be Buck, Western Growers Association; DeLyser, vice chairman of the Alliance for Food and Fiber; and Calvo, Alliance manager.
 Gov. Pete Wilson will also be present to greet the arriving trucks at 1 p.m. as well as California Department of Food and Agriculture Director Voss, and Los Angeles County Agriculture Commissioner Leon Spaugy.
 Local officials and community leaders have also been invited to attend.
 In addition, shipments will be arriving throughout the day today at the Foodbank of Southern California (1444 San Francisco Ave., Long Beach), and arrangements can be made to film this Foodbank and the shipment arrivals.
 Contact the Alliance, 213-208-6152, for assistance with scheduling interviews or obtaining comments from any of the agriculture donors separate from this media availability./
 /CONTACT: Debbie Calvo of the Alliance for Food and Fiber, 213-208-6152 or 213-208-6777; Barbara Buck of the Western Growers Association, 714-863-1000; or Jan DeLyser, vice chairman of the Alliance for Food and Fiber, 213-629-4171/ CO: Alliance for Food and Fiber ST: California IN: FOD SU:


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