Cultivating Change: SK Food Group’s 2024 Earth Day Efforts across the country

Apr 16, 2024

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Earth Day Projects

Homeless Garden ProjectColumbus Community Program at the Homeless Garden Project

In Columbus, Ohio, SK Food Group will be participating in a community program hosted by The Friends of the Homeless Garden, an organization that shares our commitment to empowering individuals experiencing homelessness. The Homeless Garden Project provides job training, transitional employment, and support services to individuals in Santa Cruz, California, offering them opportunities to rebuild their lives with dignity and purpose.

On Sunday, April 21st, six volunteers from our team will be lending a helping hand. We will be preparing all beds and planting areas, with plans to start planting veggies if weather permits. Additionally, we will be pruning native plants and helping plant the green roof over the free library.

As part of our involvement, SK Food Group will also be bringing food to share, fostering a sense of community and camaraderie among participants. This initiative not only promotes environmental sustainability through gardening and green initiatives but also addresses food security and social cohesion within the community.

Reno Plant Joins the Great Community Clean Up

In Reno, Nevada, SK Food Group is proud to participate in the Great Community Clean Up organized by Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful. On April 27, our team will be actively involved in cleaning up and beautifying our local community, contributing to a cleaner and greener environment for all.




Promoting Water Conservation with Succulents in Groveport, Reno, and Phoenix

In tandem with our Earth Day initiatives, we are aligning with Groveport and Phoenix in promoting water conservation through innovative means. Like Groveport’s “Earth Friendly Raffle-No Paper-QR Code” and Phoenix’s computer drawing, we are incorporating succulents into our approach. At the Reno plant, we’re distributing these resilient plants to our associates, underscoring the critical need for sustainable practices, particularly in water-scarce environments like Nevada

Addressing Textile Waste:

The Take Back Bag imageDid you know that the world produces a staggering 92 million tons of textile waste annually? Clothing and textiles contribute significantly to landfill space, with only a small percentage being recycled. In the United States alone, over 17 million tons of textile waste are generated each year, with the majority ending up in landfills.

In response to this pressing issue, SK Food Group is participating in a textile recycling program in celebration of Earth Day 2024. Remote associates will have the opportunity to participate in our Take Back Bag initiative, where they can easily dispose of unwanted clothes, bags, and shoes, regardless of their condition. Through this program, we aim to divert textiles from landfills and promote a circular economy where materials are reused and repurposed.

For more information about our Take Back Bag program and how we recycle textiles, please visit By keeping 90% of our textile collections out of landfills, we’re making a significant contribution to environmental preservation and waste reduction.

At SK Food Group, we believe that every action, no matter how small, can make a difference. Through initiatives like these, we are proud to play our part in creating a more sustainable future for generations to come. Join us in our commitment to protecting the planet and building a healthier, cleaner world for all.