Doug Groendyke: The Road Warrior
January 12, 2016
Today, we shine the spotlight on a new employee, Doug Groendyke, Farm and Produce Donations Coordinator. We are thrilled about Doug and his solutions for knocking out the hunger problem in South Carolina.
Doug comes from New Jersey, bringing his grit, hustle and determination to the Palmetto State. Doug didn’t come here to chew bubble gum. He is always on the move! A “Road Warrior Against Hunger,” Doug travels all over the state reaching out to growers, wholesalers and manufacturers in our vast service area that supply tax-deductible donations of produce, meat, dairy, and poultry.
As Farm and Produce Donations Coordinator, Doug is firm about improving the food products that our clients need. We asked Doug about his goals for Harvest Hope. Doug replied, “I am going to visit every farm, road stand and farmers market in the 20 counties that we serve. I seek to build and strengthen those relationships.” By building these long term relationships, Harvest Hope will be provided with an abundance of quality produce. In turn, this will better serve our clients by providing them with more nutritious meals.
Doug also mentioned to us that everyone(including children and seniors) should eat their fruits and vegetables!
So basically, Doug rocks! We are psyched to have him as a part of the team. Welcome aboard!