The Peanut and Tree Nut Processors Association (PTNPA), hosted a charity event showcasing the nut industry on Capitol Hill in recognition of National Nut Day, celebrated each year on October 22nd. The event, hosted on Thursday, October 19th, included networking and volunteerism among Members of Congress, Hill staffers, industry colleagues and PTNPA Members.
As “the voice of America’s nut industry,” the PTNPA included every commodity within the nut industry and demonstrated the efforts of its industry members which consistently provide safe, abundant and nutritious food to individuals and families across the world. More than 1,200 pounds of nut products were donated and delivered to the Capital Area Food Bank for immediate distribution to the community.
“We’re thrilled to celebrate our industry by highlighting and donating a wide range of innovative and traditional nut products benefitting the Capital Area Food Bank,” said Jeannie Shaughnessy, CEO, PTNPA. “National Nut Day is a great time to shine light on our industry that works tirelessly to safely produce, package and transport nutritious, healthy, shelf-stable nut products, even during tricky economic and geopolitical times. We have great pride in showcasing the complexities, creativity, dedication and fortitude of the nut industry.”
PTNPA organizations were quick to provide donations and included Algood Food Company; Blue Diamond Growers; Diamond Foods, LLC; Georgia Nut Company; Hammons Black Walnuts; Severn Peanut Co., Inc./ Hampton Farms; Hormel Foods/ Skippy’s, Hormel Foods/ Planters Nut & Chocolate Company; Pearl Crop/ Octonuts; Setton Pistachio of Terra Bella, Inc.; Truly Good Foods.
“It is an honor to advocate on behalf of the nut industry, comprised of generous nut industry leaders, who take time to serve others and provide amazing products to those in greatest need. To work with companies who are diverse, resilient and compliance-driven innovators – and who proactively manage unthinkable challenges while making significant investments in best practices and food safety – is very rewarding. That’s the spirit of the incredible nut industry.” said Jeannie Shaughnessy, CEO, PTNPA.
For more information, visit the Peanut and Tree Nut Processors Association online at www.ptnpa.org.
About the Peanut and Tree Nut Processors Association
The Peanut and Tree Nut Processors Association (PTNPA), established in 1939, is comprised of leading nut industry companies and representatives, ranging from international household brands to fourth generation family-owned businesses. The organization exists to advance the nut industry through professional networks, advocacy and education for and on behalf of its members.