As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, U.S. Sugar is making it a priority to assist our local communities because this is where we live and what we do – we farm and we feed families. From the company’s very own hard-working employees to the most vulnerable members of our society, the people of U.S. Sugar are committed to serving our neighbors during these difficult times.
Crops for the Community
As Florida farmers, it is our mission to provide safe, locally grown food to families across America. Closer to home, with our vegetable harvests the people of U.S. Sugar were able to reach deeply into the communities we love by donating nearly hundreds of thousands servings of nutritious green beans and 500,000 ears of sweet corn to deserving churches, healthcare providers, food banks and families across South Florida.
U.S. Sugar is proud to partner alongside Florida Crystals and the Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative in a Neighbors Helping Neighbors program that benefits the Glades area to offset challenges COVID-19 has brought many local families. We have provided hot meals for the elderly and other homebound individuals in Pahokee, Belle Glade and South Bay – providing for and delivering more than 20,000 meals prepared by local restaurants.
Essential Supplies in Critical Times
At a time when essential supplies were reaching critically low levels, the people of U.S. Sugar have provided safety necessities to those who needed them most. Through a partnership with Sugar Sand Distillery in Lake Placid, over 1,200 bottles of sugarcane-based hand sanitizer have been delivered to local organizations. Additionally, nearly 20,000 N95 masks were distributed to an array of first responders.
Our Family of Farmers
The people of U.S. Sugar are more than just employees, we are a family of dedicated, hard-working individuals who come together even when circumstances are less than ideal. Through the generosity of our President and CEO, Robert H. Buker Jr., and his wife, we provided 2,000 pounds of meat and orange juice to the diligent farmers and food processing workers who make our operations at U.S. Sugar possible.