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Hy-Vee to Give Away 144,000 Peaches with Contactless, Drive-Thru Event at Mall of America on Friday


BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (June 25, 2020) — Twin Cities-area Hy-Vee stores will give away 144,000 peaches with a contactless, drive-thru event at Mall of America on Friday. The giveaway will start at 8 a.m. and continue until 10 a.m., or while supplies last.

The donation is made courtesy of Hy-Vee’s fruit supplier SunWest Fruit Company and the event will be held in cooperation with Mall of America and Second Harvest Heartland, the largest food bank in Minnesota. Hy-Vee is donating fresh produce to customers as the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to impact individuals and families across the Midwest. Hy-Vee is giving away 20 peaches to the first 7,200 customers for a donation equaling 36,000 pounds.

As more families continue to become financially impacted by the pandemic, Hy-Vee and SunWest Fruit Company believe it’s important to provide access to high-quality produce during this time of need.

Fresh peaches will be distributed at Mall of America in the north parking lot off Lindau Lane and 24th Avenue South to customers for free on a first-come, first-served basis by Hy-Vee employees and volunteers from Second Harvest Heartland. All event staff will be wearing masks and gloves for additional safety measures. Product will be safely loaded into customer vehicles using a contactless method to minimize physical contact and maintain social distancing. Walk-ups permitted for public transit customers only.

WHAT: Hy-Vee to give away peaches to the first 7,200 customers

WHEN: 8 a.m. start

Friday, June 26

WHERE: Mall of America

60 E Broadway

Bloomington, MN 55425

Hy-Vee, Inc. is an employee-owned corporation operating more than 265 retail stores across eight Midwestern states with sales of $10 billion annually. The supermarket chain is synonymous with quality, variety, convenience, healthy lifestyles, culinary expertise and superior customer service. Hy-Vee ranks in the Top 10 Most Trusted Brands and has been named one of America’s Top 5 favorite grocery stores. The company’s more than 85,000 employees provide “A Helpful Smile in Every Aisle” to customers every day. For additional information, visit

About SunWest Fruit Company

SunWest Fruit Company is a grower, packing and shipper of California citrus (oranges and mandarins) and stone fruit (peaches, plums, nectarines, and pluots). In 1940, a German immigrant by the name of farming operations in California. SunWest Fruit Company, now run by their three children, David, Linda, and Martin, have continued their parent’s vision and now farm citrus, stone fruit, melons, onions, wheat, cotton, grapes and tomatoes in California. Through their vertical integration and meticulous detail to quality, they continue to strive to bring some of the best tasting fruit and vegetables in the United States. Learn more at


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