Paradies Lagardère has made a US$25,000 sponsorship donation to BLEND Palm Beach County, a community program for minority-owned fruit and vegetable growers and catering businesses with a school gardening and cooking initiative.

The leading airport retailer and restaurateur group made the donation as part of its commitment to local communities and fostering connections wherever it operates.

BLEND Palm Beach County has been helping school children learn to grow and harvest microgreens for a year and now wants to expand the program to four more West Palm Beach schools and a local Salvation Army Community Centre.

“At Paradies Lagardère, we believe in supporting the many communities across North America in which we serve,” said Paradies Lagardère President and CEO Gregg Paradies, “Our partnership with BLEND Palm Beach County reflects our commitment to creating meaningful connections and supporting initiatives that celebrate diversity and community growth.”