RPE Gives Back
By Donating To Yolo County Food Bank
TODAY, RPE Inc. and
Tasteful Selections donated 20,000 pounds of Idaho russet potatoes to the Yolo
Food Bank. After RPE hosted
the Tasteful Selections Trucktoberfest Showdown in West Sacramento in
California’s Yolo County last month, Tasteful Selections wanted to give back to
a great area that was so good to them during their event.
Showdown, local celebrity Kat Maudru,
The Chairman Food Truck co-owner Kevin
Kiwata, and Development Director of Yolo Food Bank Linda Zablotny-Hurst judged the event. The $1,000 grand prize went
to Swabbies, known as the best Sacramento live music venue and restaurant on the river, which
created a purple potato gnocchi dish with fresh marinara sauce.
Selections originally planned to donate a pound of potatoes to Yolo Food Bank
for every pound of potatoes sold during Trucktoberfest. After learning more
about Yolo County, which has a food insecurity level of 17 percent, Tasteful
Selections decided to increase that donation to 20,000 pounds, which will be
distributed to families in need.
“At RPE we
love to give back to the community,” said Russell Wysocki, CEO and President of
RPE, “and we’re excited to help Yolo Food Bank bring the holidays to people
throughout the county.”
donation will be arrive just in time for the Thanksgiving season and the food
bank’s holiday distribution program, which brings holiday meals to local
families in need each November, December and March. The holiday distribution
program feeds more than 15,000 residents of Yolo County annually.
LLC is a joint venture of RPE, CSS Farms and Plover River Farms Alliance Inc. and
a vertically integrated grower, shipper, marketer of premium specialty potatoes
with unique attributes for size and flavor. A second-generation family farm, RPE
prides itself on maintaining a high level of business integrity that includes
commitments to environmental sustainability, as well as category innovation and
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