Zunzi’s Reopens With Fresh Farm Bags Initiative to Bring Fresh Fruits and Vegetables to Atlantans


Popular Eatery Donating a Portion of Sales to Second Helpings Atlanta

WHAT:

Zunzi’s, a favorite spot for South African-inspired fare, is launching a new initiative to help the community access fresh fruits and vegetables during the COVID-19 crisis.

The eatery is now selling fresh farm bags available for pick-up at its Atlanta location. For $100, guests receive a bag of fruit and a bag of veggies, and Zunzi’s will donate a bag (or monetary equivalent) to Second Helpings Atlanta.

“We have missed being able to serve our guests during the COVID-19 crisis,” says Chris Smith, owner of Zunzi’s. “People are understandably anxious about going to the grocery store, and I don’t think third-party delivery services resonate with shoppers when it comes to fresh fruits and vegetables, especially right now. The grocery stores do a great job trying to ensure safety, but the real concern is other shoppers touching the produce that consumers are bringing home. We’re eliminating that risk since only our employees will be handling the produce while wearing the appropriate personal protective equipment. This new initiative also allows us to support Second Helpings further its mission to fight hunger in the community.”

Each order includes one bag of fresh fruits and one bag of fresh vegetables. A fruit bag includes one bunch of bananas, six apples, six oranges, one cantaloupe, one pineapple, half a pint of blueberries and one pound of strawberries. A vegetable bag includes five pounds of red potatoes, three avocados, three onions, two heads of romaine lettuce, three yellow squash, three zucchini, six tomatoes and three red peppers (items subject to change dependent on supply chain availability).

Guests can place orders online by 10 p.m. one day in advance at zunzis.com and pick up at Zunzi’s between 11 a.m.–2 p.m., Monday through Friday. The maximum number of orders per day is 50. To ensure safety, Zunzi’s is offering contactless curbside pick-up and is following all health codes and CDC guidelines in preparing the bags.

Second Helpings Atlanta is a nonprofit food rescue organization whose mission is to reduce hunger and food waste in the metro Atlanta area by rescuing healthy, nutritious, surplus food and distributing it to those in need.

WHEN:

Launching Monday, April 13, 2020

Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.–2 p.m.

LOCATION:

Zunzi’s

1971 Howell Mill Road Atlanta, GA 30318 470-698-2351

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