Thanks to the loyalty of our committed customers, American International Foods, Inc. has the opportunity to give back to the community by donating to a charitable organization every year.
Baxter Community Center
This year we found a local community center that goes above and beyond to help the community. The Baxter Community Center offers a variety of services to not only give to the community, but to also build it and make it stronger. They offer a food pantry, classes, doctor and dentist offices, daycare and so much more to the people that need a helping hand.
Since Baxter Community Center has already done so much, AIFI wanted to give them a helping hand to better assist their community.
Community Garden Project
One of Baxter’s projects they needed help improving was their community garden. This garden has helped Baxter give to the community in so many ways and now they need help improving it. Baxter uses this garden to not only provide fresh produce to the community, but they also hold classes to teach proper gardening practices so individuals can construct and maintain their own gardens.
“Our raised bed garden is a key teaching tool for Baxter children who learn about plants and gardening from an early age,” said Juan Fernandez, Development Director at Baxter Community Center. “Many neighbors who participate in our Neighborhood Backyard Gardening Program will benefit from first-hand mentoring opportunities and more.”
AIFI came together and met the goal Baxter needed to make the necessary improvements. This donation will go towards new supplies to make a more productive garden with raised beds and more crops. But it doesn’t stop with just donating the necessary funds; AIFI employees will also be helping Baxter construct this new garden in the Spring time.
“This gift will cover the cost of materials and a volunteer team from AIFI has committed to joining our staff in building the beds in the Spring. Thank you!,” Fernandez said.