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April 22, 2020
Aid for Asia’s aging community
By partnering with local charities, we're creating nutrition packs that come with either juice, Fruit Bowls® or canned fruit for seniors in Korea, Japan, Singapore, and Thailand.
Protecting healthcare workers in the Philippines
In the Philippines we’re donating fresh and dried fruit to 7,000 healthcare workers in 17 hospitals. Also, 300 Healthcare workers at the Research Institute of Tropical Medicine (RITM) will receive 30 days’ supply of Dole juice that is high in Vitamin C. RITM is at the frontline of doing COVID-19 testing for the Philippines population, and we remain committed to their health.
Giving back to Asia’s grocery and delivery staff
Healthcare isn’t the only industry fighting on the front lines with their own health at risk. Grocery staff and delivery personnel interact keep our economy going. Between the Philippines, Korea, Vietnam and Thailand we are donating various products to check-out staff of our partner markets to show our gratitude for their essential labour.
Donating to New Zealand’s Needy
With Kids Can, LoveSoup, and likeminded givers, we stepped up to ensure 6,000 vulnerable families and 4,500 seniors will receive the essential nutrients they need to come out of this emergency stronger than ever.
With the help of The Food Bank of Singapore, we’re distributing Dole Care Packs that include canned fruits and Fruit Bowls® to 200,000 needy Singaporeans.
Meals for Mumbai
Together with Future Retail and other partners, we put together meal packs for frontline healthcare workers in 3 government hospitals across Mumbai, helping to feed 5,000 healthcare practitioners daily for 5 days.
Committed to the Middle East
In the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Kuwait, we’re working on sending Fruit Bowls®, canned fruit, and canned juices to the health care workers working to keep us safe. We’re also working on sending Fruit Bowls® and canned juices to undernourished children, and are working on partnering with local non-profits to expand our efforts.
Europe: Fruit Care Kits
Within France, Italy, and Spain, we’re delivering snack kits to hospitals for health care workers that otherwise wouldn’t have time to get the snacks they need to keep going under high stress.
Keeping London’s Homeless Healthy
In support of homeless charity St Mungo’s temporary accommodation initiative, Dole is distributing 14,500 Fruit Bowls® to over 1,000 homeless Londonders currently housed in hotels. This gives people in desperate need of shelter access to the space and nutrition they need to self-isolate in safety and stay well during the health crisis.
U.S.: Fruit Care Kits
"We’re delivering snack kits to hospitals in the U.S. for health care workers that otherwise wouldn’t have time to get the snacks they need to keep going under high stress. Included on each kit are notes of hope and optimism from the employees here at Dole.
Help us lift spirits by sending a word of encouragement to include in our care kits."
"To help deliver nutrition and continue the critical frontline work in the U.S., we’re delivering coupons and vouchers for free Dole products directly to those working in over 5,000 hospitals.
We can never hear enough good news. If you’re offering help, let us know and we’ll spread the word on our social channels."
"In the U.S., we’re partnering with the Mayor of Jackson, MS, Mississippi’s Disaster Relief Action, and Boys & Girls Clubs to support students and families. At Galloway Elementary, Dole is providing 2,100 cases of Fruit Bowls® and Fridge Packs with notes of hope and encouragement, creating healthy meals for underserved families, and making a cash donation to fix flood damage at underserved schools.
Help us by donating to the Disaster Relief Fund to support Jackson, MS."
"In California, we’re partnering with Michelin-starred chef José Andrés and World Central Kitchen to distribute Dole fruit products to meal prep centers in underserved areas, and to assist with finding prep spaces.
Help us by donating to World Central Kitchen."
"For our frontline heroes in the U.S., we’ve partnered with Robeks, Tropical Smoothie Café, and Smoothie King to deliver freshly made smoothies to 1,000 hospitals during the peak of the crisis.
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"We’re continuing ongoing donations of up to 1.5 million pounds of packaged fruit every year to U.S. food banks, as well as making additional cash donations to help keep good nutrition in the homes of our American families.
Help us by donating to Feeding America."
"By working with local food banks and charities, we’re bringing Dole Fruit Bowls® to seniors in underserved communities of France and the U.K. along with words of encouragement and support. In the U.S., we’re partnering with Lyft to bring our products to nursing homes and assisted-living homes in Seattle, and soon to New York and New Jersey as well.
We’re stronger together, so help us lift the spirits of our senior communities by writing words of encouragement and support."
We can never donate enough to our frontline health care workers during this time. Across Canada we’re working with hospitals to serve nutritious meals throughout the weeks so they can be at their best to help us get back to ours. Along with health care workers, we’re also donating meals and snacks to social service agencies and the homeless population.
We’re bringing healthier food to urban communities in major cities across Asia. Stores and cafes now stock our single bananas as nutritious ready-to-go snacks. This is also a great way to ensure every high-quality banana separated from the bunch makes it into the shops, avoiding fruit loss.
No child should go hungry at Christmas. People across the US, Europe and Asia helped us to get nutritious food to hungry children by filling the empty tummies of virtual teddy bears. Our campaign, ‘Dole Unstuffed Bears‘ raised USD 20,000 for food security charities, every dollar of which we matched with fruit donations of the same value.
June 16, 2021
Lighting the Way for America
We are shining a light on food poverty across the US with giant malnutrition labels projected onto buildings. Details about obesity, food insecurity, malnutrition and issues relating to food are highlighted to help educate and inspire actions that reduce chronic diseases.
Easy Family Recipes
With Canadian chef Cory Vitiello, we’ve created easy recipes, using Dole fruit products. Through our short videos, families can get inspired. What’s more, in 2020, for every video shared via social media, we donated a dollar to Food Banks Canada, totalling 10,000 Canadian dollars from 3.4 million views.
2020 Progress Review
Educating on Healthier Choices
We are helping to bring blood pressure down throughout Japan, by sharing the benefits of GABA, an amino acid found in bananas. Verified by the government, GABA is particularly effective at lowering high blood pressure. We’re sharing this information on our packaging to encourage healthier food choices.
2020 Progress Review
Getting Fruit to the Frontlines
Across the cities of Canada, frontline staff of hospitals, retirement homes and food banks have received our Dole fruit bowls and Dole fruit juice. The products, worth over 80,000 Canadian dollars, have helped over 100,000 staff eat healthily during COVID-19.
2020 Progress Review
Care in California
COVID-19 has had a devastating effect on food security. To support families in need, we’ve distributed over 17,500 Dole fruit cups in California to date and opened a community kitchen space. Senior people especially need vitamin-packed food. We’ve answered this with a further 4000 Dole fruit cups given to the elderly.
2020 Progress Review
All-Natural New Products
We’ve relaunched our tropical fruit salad as no-added sugar. Our nutrition packed, All Natural Seasons Tropical Fruit Salad is clean label, with natural goodness, and zero processed sugar content, clear for all to see. In addition, we’ve also added to our All Natural range with a zero added sugar Sparkling Fruit Juice.
2020 Progress Review
Getting More from Bananas
In the Philippines, we’re finding clever ways to make use of imperfect bananas and reduce our fruit loss. Instead of being wasted, any delicious, healthy banana that visually doesn’t make the grade is now being made into chips, flour, purée, and more. Collectively, these projects have cut our local fruit loss by 24%, and food waste 32%, while opening up job opportunities for local communities.