Photo courtesy Medosweet Farms.

Medosweet Farms hosted four food giveaways recently through a partnership with the Tacoma School District and several locally sourced vendors, including Duck Produce, Country Morning Farms, and both the Marsee Bakery and the Macrina Bakery.

With Medosweet supplying the logistics, trucks, employees, and volunteers, goods such as milk by Country Morning Farms, organic bananas by Duck Produce, and dinner rolls by Macrina and Marsee Bakeries were donated.

Tacoma families were able to pick up the supplemental items at several building locations like First Creek and Baker Middle Schools during weekly Tuesday sack lunchtime and school planner exchanges.

Bryan Flintoff, vice president of executive accounts, whose father started the family operated Medosweet Farms more than 45 years ago, worked with the company’s Charitable Committee to find ways to continue its mission of connecting with communities. “The Tacoma School District isn’t just a customer. Behind every student is a family, and behind every family are needs,” he said.

Each of the companies jumped at the chance to be involved. Added Flintoff, “Business may be down, but we needed to do this. It’s the perfect time for us to have a little faith. People are struggling. It’s an act of humanity.”

With employees and even third-generation Medosweet family members participating in the efforts, it has continued to cultivate a feeling of pride in being able to do something good in the community.

Flintoff said there will definitely be other projects in the future. “We’re not just going to say it, we’re going to show it, not just on our mission statement,” he said. “It’s about doing. That’s what our company is built on.”