SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Skipping breakfast won't be a problem for thousands of commuters on National Fruit at Work Day (Oct. 3) this year. In 11 major cities across America, The FruitGuys, a company that delivers farm-fresh fruit to offices nationwide, will promote the benefits of eating well at work by giving away 5,500 free bananas to people on their way into the office.
Each FruitGuys team, including a Banana Ambassador wearing a banana suit, will give two bananas to commuters – one for themselves and one to share with someone else. The "Get a Piece, Give a Piece" event reflects The FruitGuys' mission to promote healthy snacking in the workplace and to give back to those in need.
"We pride ourselves on making snacking at the office healthy and fun, while also remaining committed to serving others through weekly fruit donations and annual grants to small farms," said Chris Mittelstaedt, CEO and founder of The FruitGuys. "We're excited to embrace this dual-mission for National Fruit at Work Day by giving away free fruit to help make people's workdays more productive, plus encouraging them to give a piece of fruit to someone who can use it."
The National Fruit at Work Day "Get a Piece, Give a Piece" giveaway will be taking place between 6 a.m. and 11 a.m.* in 11 cities across the U.S. including, San Francisco, Oakland, Los Angeles, Austin, Dallas, Philadelphia, New York City, Boston, Chicago, Seattle, and Portland. For more information and to view exact locations of the giveaway, visit nationalfruitatworkday.com. Visitors to the site can also sign up to receive 50 percent off the first two deliveries of weekly service.
Additionally, The FruitGuys is encouraging people to get involved by taking a selfie with the Banana Ambassadors and posting the photos to social media @fruitguys with the hashtag, #FGBanana. For every selfie posted, The FruitGuys will donate fruit to a worthy cause.
For more information about The FruitGuys and its office fruit delivery service, visit fruitguys.com.
*Exact times vary based on city.
ABOUT THE FRUITGUYS
The FruitGuys delivers wellness to workplaces across America through boxes of farm-fresh fruit in an effort to replace breakroom junk food and promote healthy snacking. The company is committed to sourcing fruit from small, independent, and family-run farms across the U.S. to support American farmers, and also serves communities in need through weekly donations to homeless shelters, food banks, and other nonprofits. Founded in a one-bedroom San Francisco apartment in 1998 by CEO and founder Chris Mittelstaedt, The FruitGuys remains family owned and operated, and maintains its commitment to giving back as well as expanding its network of family farms in each of its regional hubs across the U.S. Today, The FruitGuys is the nation's #1 provider of farm-fresh fruit to business and has been ranked on Inc.'s top 5,000 fastest-growing private companies for 10 consecutive years. For more information, visit fruitguys.com.
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SOURCE The FruitGuys