Apples given away at Friday drive-thru event ...

Friday, July 24, the new Dollar Fresh store in Waukon distributed more than 3,800 free apples during a contactless, drive-thru giveaway event. During the event, apples were loaded directly into customer vehicles to minimize physical contact and maintain social distancing. The giveaway was made possible thanks to Dollar Fresh’s fruit supplier, who donated the apples in light of the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. In total, 380 customers received 10 apples for a donation equaling approximately 1,150 pounds.

“It’s a privilege to partner with our longtime friends at Dollar Fresh to share nutritious Stemilt apples with Dollar Fresh customers during these unprecedented times,” said West Mathison, president for Stemilt.

“We greatly appreciate Stemilt partnering with us to better serve our customers and surrounding communities during this difficult time,” said Tina Potthoff, senior vice president of communications for Dollar Fresh. “We hope this donation provides some relief to our customers, especially as more families become financially impacted during this time.”

This contribution is part of a series of donations made to several Dollar Fresh locations across Hy-Vee’s eight-state region during the COVID-19 pandemic. Pictured above is Waukon store manager Matt Kundert loading a bag of apples into a pick-up truck during the July 24 apple giveaway. Submitted photo.
 

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