Nov 15, 2016United Fresh to honor Bruce McEvoy
The United Fresh Produce Association will present its Lifetime Achievement Award to Bruce McEvoy at the 2017 Produce Legends Dinner, Jan. 10 at the Royal Sonesta New Orleans in New Orleans. All proceeds from the dinner support the United Fresh Start Foundation and its mission to increase children’s access to fresh produce.
“Bruce’s career has been pivotal in advancing the produce industry on a global scale,” said Tony Freytag, Crunch Pak senior vice president of sales & marketing and chairman of the United Fresh board of directors. “From his early work at the U.S. Department of Agriculture in international trade to his career spanning some of the most iconic companies in the produce industry, Bruce has been instrumental in driving growth for our industry.”
The annual Produce Legends Dinner honors individuals for their lifetime achievement in the produce industry while supporting the critical mission of the United Fresh Start Foundation. McEvoy joins a group of past honorees including Rick and Tonya Antle, Mike Cavallero, Joe Procacci, Frieda Rapoport Caplan, Reggie Griffin, and Bob Grimm.
McEvoy recently celebrated 50 years working in the produce industry. He and his wife Ann have been married for 44 years and have two sons. In addition to dedicating his time to the produce industry, McEvoy serves as the board chair of his local Alzheimer/Parkinson’s Association chapter, a disease he was diagnosed with in 2008. He has since become a champion, advocating on Capitol Hill for legislation to increase research funding.
The 2017 Produce Legends Dinner will take place on Tuesday, Jan. 10. Tickets to the dinner can be purchased online at www.unitedfreshstart.org. In addition, donations to the Foundation in McEvoy’s honor are tax-deductible and can be made online. For questions about the dinner, call Angela Tiwari at 202-303- 3416. For information about the United Fresh Start Foundation and honoring McEvoy through contributions or dinner sponsorships, call Steven Titlebaum, CFRE at 202-303- 3420.