A visit to Sabra’s corporate headquarters in Richmond, Virginia to learn more about their mission to help alleviate food deserts in America.
Over the last 3+ years I have had the honor of working with Sabra to help share tasty and delicious ways to enjoy hummus (beyond with just a chip!) Whether it’s my Hummus Deviled Eggs, Mexican Layered Hummus Dip or Open-Faced Avocado BLT, you know I love hummus as much as you do.
Last month I was invited back to their corporate headquarters in Richmond, Virginia for the third time but this time was particularly meaningful. While the first two visits were geared more towards learning about the company, touring the production plant, and sampling new products, this trip was centered around Plants with a Purpose.
A community engagement mission, Sabra has committed to help alleviate the impact of food deserts throughout the US. Believe it or not, 23 million Americans currently live in areas of the country with little to no access to fruits and vegetables (better known as food deserts.)
To help kick off the campaign, we all had the opportunity to get our hands dirty and start planting vegetables in the garden located just feet outside the entrance of the Sabra headquarters. Admittedly, I don’t have much of a green thumb but I had so much fun playing in the dirt and planting radishes.
We also had the incredible opportunity to listen to Shali Shalit-Shoval, the CEO of Sabra. A true champion of the campaign, Shali said “We are uniquely positioned to help address this very real and sometimes surprising challenge facing communities across the country, where access to affordable fast food far outpaces or entirely overtakes access to quality, affordable fruits and vegetables.”
A huge thank you to Sabra for inviting me back to Richmond for the kick-off event. It is a huge honor to be so closely aligned with a brand that feels as strongly as I do about helping Americans live healthier lives. You can learn more about Plants for a Purpose here.
Disclosure: I am honored to be a Sabra Tastemaker. Thank you for supporting the brands that make The Lemon Bowl possible. All thoughts are my own.
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