Mason City East Hy-Vee distributed nearly 650 free jumbo, seedless watermelons to customers during a contactless, drive-thru giveaway on May 16.
During the event, watermelons were loaded directly into customer vehicles to limit physical contact. The event was made possible thanks to Hy-Vee’s melon supplier Sol Group, which donated the jumbo watermelons in light of the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Each watermelon weighs around 20 pounds for a total contribution of approximately 13,000 pounds of produce.
The contribution is part of a series of donations that Hy-Vee and its suppliers are making to local communities and food banks across Hy-Vee’s eight-state region during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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