Foundation Donor/Partner Since 2016
Del Mar Packing is a family-owned business, operating in the Central Valley of California for the past 35 years. As a certified grower of Sustainable Agriculture, Del Mar is best known for their premium melons, apricots, and almonds. With a strong commitment to their employees and community, Del Mar generously gives back, having provided numerous educational scholarships to high school students.
In 2018, the Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation and Del Mar teamed up to create a learning garden for an elementary school in Patterson, California. The school is attended by many children of Del Mar employees. With input from the students, parents, and teachers, as well as a few garden gurus, the design was laid out, and in an afternoon of volunteering, the garden was constructed. Students at the school can now learn-by-doing as they participate in garden lessons alongside their teachers and peers.
Kids taking in the beauty and excitement of their new school garden.