Brothers Produce Teams Up with the Ricky Davis Legacy Foundation
Ricky Davis teams up with PA Distributor Brent Erenwert of Brother's Produce to hand fresh produce and groceries out to the homeless. Erenwert shares that his team is packing plastic bags with various produce items such as apples, bananas, berries, grapes, grapefruit, oranges, peaches, and plums before adding various toiletries like deodorant, shampoo, soap, toothpaste, and toothbrushes.
The Ricky Davis Legacy Foundation is a non-profit organization established and founded by NBA star and 13-year veteran of professional athletics Ricky Davis. The celebrated athlete is using his span with several NBA teams to give back, and his latest move was to team up with Brothers Produce in Houston, Texas, to hand fresh produce and groceries out to the homeless.
Ricky Davis, Retired NBA Player, Founder, Ricky Davis Legacy Foundation “The foundation is really big on nutrition, so that’s why we hooked up with Brothers Produce to get them the fresh fruits and fresh vegetables they don’t get every day,” Davis told Fox 26 Houston in a video interview, expressing surprise and sympathy for how many people do not get the fresh produce they need.
Brent Erenwert, CEO, Brothers Produce explained that “The Ricky Davis Legacy Foundation approached me because of work Brothers Produce has done like this locally, and I would love to see more of our industry get involved,” Brent shared, calling it an eye-opening experience that made all the work to organize the event well worth it. “Much like when we were hit by Hurricane Harvey and everyone came together it would be wonderful to see us side by side, competitor or ally, friend or foe, to do something really good.”
“We then use a refrigerated produce truck to drive to about four to five areas in each city, handing out these care packs as well as cold water sports hydrating beverages,” he explains. “There will be news coverage in each city, as well as NBA players helping assist with handing out and packing of the bags.”
“Every little bit helps and together as an industry, united, we can make a difference in so many people’s lives,” Brent concludes.
Brothers Produce and the Ricky Davis Legacy Foundation are continuing to make an impact through fresh produce across the nation, with upcoming grocery giveaways slated for San Francisco, Detroit, Miami, Boston, Atlanta, Dallas, and New York City, based on the Big 3 basketball league tour, owned by rapper Ice Cube.
Brothers Produce and the Ricky Davis Legacy Foundation have upcoming grocery giveaways slated for San Francisco, Detroit, Miami, Boston, Atlanta, Dallas, and New York City.
Learn about ways to donate or help include providing product, services, volunteering, and/or donations towards the goods by contacting Brent Erenwert. A GoFundMe can be found here.