“Grown to Bring Goodness” for the benefit of pensioners and large families
The “Grown to Bring Goodness” project has significantly expanded its borders thanks to the initiative of the Greenhouses of Russia Association to help pensioners and large families during the quarantine period.
As part of the project, Moe Leto agricultural holding, together with other greenhouse holdings, will daily allocate several tons of fresh vegetables to provide for those in need. Fresh vegetables are delivered daily to distribution centers in Moscow and Moscow Region.
“We are convinced that in the current situation, the Association of Greenhouses of Russia should provide all possible assistance to people who are at risk,” shared Alexei Sitnikov, head of the Association, deputy of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, member of the Committee on Agricultural Issues.
The first recipients of sets of fresh vegetables, which are more than 3 thousand families, were residents of the Moscow region, thanks to the support of the Governor of the region Andrei Vorobyov. He promptly responded to the proposal of the Association, and at his direction a mechanism for interaction with those in need was developed.
“Now, at such a difficult moment for the economy and for each of us, it is important to understand that insignificant efforts on the part of business can often provide significant support to our neighbors. It is the tradition of our company to pay attention and try to reduce the flow of problems faced daily by the most vulnerable citizens in such periods,” added Vagif Bikulov, CEO of Moe Leto Trade House.
Fresh vegetables in an epidemic should be the basis of the diet of any person, because they saturate the body with vitamins and help strengthen immunity. It is important to remember that, for example, cucumbers improve metabolism, have a positive effect on kidney function, and contain vitamins C and B. As for tomatoes, they are famous for their antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effects, contain lycopene and vitamins C, B and E.