LIPMAN HOSTS FREE COMMUNITY EVENT TO DISTRIBUTE 1,200 BACKPACKS TO IMMOKALEE CHILDREN
On Aug. 2, Lipman — North America’s largest field tomato grower — will distribute more than 1,200 backpacks filled with school supplies to Immokalee elementary and middle school students* during a free community event featuring entertainment and giveaways. More than 30 local organizations will provide information and services to families during the event, including Habitat for Humanity; Immokalee Friendship House; Naples Shelter for Abused Women and Children; University of Florida/IFAS Extension; Health Care Network of Southwest Florida/Marion Fether Medical Center; Susan G. Komen Network; Imaginarium Science Center; Boys & Girls Club of Collier County, and PACE Center for Girls. Representatives from the Immokalee Fire Control District will display emergency vehicles, and the Sheriff’s Department’s Crime Prevention Unit will provide educational materials. Complimentary food and beverages will be available. A bounce house and children’s games will also be onsite. *Backpacks and school supplies will be provided ONLY to elementary and middle school students. Children must be present to receive school supplies. WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 2 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. WHERE: Immokalee Sports Complex 505 Escambia St. Immokalee, Fla. 34142 COST: Free CONTACT: For more information, contact Jaime Weisinger at 239-657-4421 # # # About Lipman Based in Immokalee, Fla., Lipman is the largest open field tomato grower in North America, providing dependable year-round fresh produce through an integrated network of research & development, farming, processing, and repacking. Farms in Florida, South Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, California and Mexico – totaling tens of thousands of acres – allow Lipman to grow and ship fresh produce 365 days a year. For more information, visit www.LipmanProduce.com.
Immokalee Sports Complex
505 Escambia Street, Immokalee, FL 34142