Stanislaus nut producers donate to COVID-19 front lines. Distillery helps another way
Two nut processors in Stanislaus County are donating products to workers at the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic. And producers of poultry, milk and liquor are doing their part, too.
Stewart & Jasper Orchards, based near Newman, is giving about 2,000 pounds of roasted snack almonds to police, fire, ambulance and hospital workers. Some of the 1.5-ounce packs are in boxes of 100 distributed to these agencies. The workers also can find them at company stores in Modesto, Patterson or Newman.
“The one thing that Stewart & Jasper has plenty of is almonds,” said Jim Jasper, the owner and president, by email. “So, our entire team collaborated on an idea to reach out to the many brave, selfless public servants and medical professionals that are keeping us safe, watching over us, tending to our physical and emotional needs, and protecting us every day.”
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