To us, the word "service" goes beyond providing fruit baskets to offices. We are a company fully owned and operated by North Texas residents, so community is more than just a geographic designation - it's a commitment.
"During this unprecedented crisis, we have made the decision to serve our community by delivering whole fresh fruit and healthy snack boxes to people's homes in the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex," announced Founder and CEO, Kevin Long. "Thousands of people in North Texas cannot safely shop in public and grocery stores continue to experience shortages. We have wholesale suppliers, delivery vehicles and expert employees to meet the needs of our neighbors in DFW."
Orchard Home Delivery will deliver fresh fruit and healthy snacks to vulnerable populations like seniors and people with compromised immune systems. People who are self-quarantined due to recent travel, illness or possible exposure to COVID-19 can maintain social distancing while still receiving healthy foods. Long says, "Pivoting from office to home delivery also enables us to continue to employ our outstanding delivery drivers and staff, many of whom have been part of the Orchard team for 5+ years."
Many families in the Metroplex are suddenly homeschooling since schools and daycare facilities are closed for an indeterminate period. Parents are juggling remote work responsibilities and children's learning needs. Many are finding that getting to the store is much more difficult with several children in tow. "Unboxing a snack box filled with healthy treats is exciting and fun. It helps break the monotony and boredom of social distancing," added Long.
Orchard At The Office is committed to following the current CDC Guidelines for workplace safety. Their fruit is supplied by wholesale partners so delivery professionals are not exposed to large groups of people. Deliveries are made to the doorstep to ensure adequate social distance is maintained and delivery professionals never enter a customer's residence. Snack boxes can be shipped nationwide for free.
"We look forward to serving our corporate customers when their offices reopen and we pledge to continue to serve our community members at home as long as the need exists," says Long.
Nearly all our imperfect produce goes to Harvest Project, an amazing Dallas organization creating an amazing legacy.
Harvest Project was started in 2014 by Danae Gutierrez with the vision of providing produce at no cost to families in need throughout Dallas County. The organization not only supplies fruits and vegetables but also provides instruction on shopping and preparation. It is a true grass-roots effort that has led to the redistribution of over a million pounds of imperfect produce in a very short time!
ORCHARD At The OFFICE is proud to be the official banana donor for all Dallas Running Club races!
The DRC is the largest all-volunteer running club in America. It was founded in 1969 under the name “Cross Country Running Club of Dallas” by Tal Morrison, and its membership has grown into the thousands. The DRC hosts eight races a year and sponsors the “DRC Half” – an annual 5K and half marathon. Runners come from all over to compete in these races, and after all those miles, they need lots of replenishment.
If you're starting your fitness journey or a veteran runner looking to PR, the DRC has a race for your schedule…and ORCHARD At The OFFICE will see you at the finish!
Every month, ORCHARD At The OFFICE donates hundreds of pounds of fresh fruit to The Samaritan Inn.
The non-profit Samaritan Inn is the largest homeless program in Collin County. In addition to providing separate living areas for men, women, and families, they also serve three well-balanced meals a day and offer a comprehensive program that teaches self-sufficiency to help break the cycle of poverty and homelessness.
Members of the ORCHARD At The OFFICE family are intimately acquainted with those whose lives have been enriched by this organization and are proud to have the opportunity to be of service.