From Lunch ‘n Learns and health fairs, to employee benefits and even break room boxes, The Produce Box has grown its corporate partnerships in many different ways over the years. We love being a part of corporate wellness — and bringing a taste of local into the mix!
When Nick Vilaret from Zachry Construction Corporation contacted us a few months ago about purchasing Boxes for his employees, his proposal was a first for us! Zachry Construction, headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, is a construction firm building a major bridge near downtown Raleigh. They currently have 50-70 employees working in the Triangle area.
Building bridges to wellness with Zachry Construction
By providing a Box of fresh, local fruits and veggies each and every month, Nick is able to show his appreciation to Zachry Construction’s dedicated employees. When asked why he wanted to offer this unique and generous corporate wellness benefit Nick said, “Supporting our workers and their families is important and just another way of exemplifying our culture that Every Person Matters. We talk a lot about safety, and staying hydrated and healthy on-site. Once we found The Produce Box, we looked at the program as a unique opportunity to encourage and promote healthy eating. Watching what you put into your body definitely affects you at work.”
We were so pleased to deliver more than 70 Boxes to Zachry last month, and their employees were just as excited to receive the local fruits and veggies! Intern Brandon Lafforthun told us; “I live with my parents so bringing home something from the job that they don’t have to go out and buy makes it a lot easier for them.”
A healthy benefit and happy families
Family is one of the key reasons Zachry Construction provides its employees with this healthy benefit, one that is a first for the employees. Nick said the company is delighted to extend corporate wellness to the employees’ families — “they support all of the workers out here, so to be able to provide this benefit for them, too, is great!”
Nick appreciates how The Produce Box provides information with each delivery on the farmers and where the produce is grown. Zachry Construction employees’ families live and work in some of those areas and supporting others in the local community is important to all of us.
Zachry Construction provides a great example of how flexible our corporate wellness program can be. We truly work together with every business — no matter how small or large — to put together a healthy benefit or solution to meet the needs of the company, its employees and their families. If you want to learn more about how we can work with your company, contact Jerilyn Paolino at firstname.lastname@example.org.