Just how much is 16,000 pounds? It’s the approximate weight of two adult male hippos, or about 2,500 bricks. It’s also the size of a gigantic donation of apples to St. Mary’s Food Bank that was made on May 8 from Bashas’ supermarkets and FirstFruits Marketing.

A Bashas’ semi-truck delivered more than 16,000 pounds of apples to the food bank, located at 2831 N. 31st Ave., as part of a “Take a Bite Out of Hunger” give-back campaign.

FirstFruits Marketing created the Take a Bite out of Hunger campaign to help feed the underserved while bringing attention to the problem of food insecurity in the United States and Canada. This is the second year that Bashas’ has participated in the give-back campaign. Bashas’ earned the donation—the equivalent of about eight pallets of apples—based on the number of apples it sold in stores across the state during the first quarter of 2019.




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