TAMPA, Fla. (10/22/14)--Couple of tomatoes, perhaps a jalapeno or two, a little cilantro, and voila: homemade salsa.
Grow Financial FCU, Tampa, Fla., is helping members grow the ingredients for this very recipe through the "Grow You Own Salsa" campaign it's created in partnership with the Tampa Bay Times.
Today, each of the credit union's 21 locations in the Tampa Bay area will be passing out free seed packets to grow cilantro, tomatoes and jalapenos, all in an effort to promote locally grown food and healthy eating habits.
"One of our guiding principles as an organization is to 'Grow the Greater Good,'" said Bob Fisher, president/CEO of the $1.9 billion-asset credit union. "We look for opportunities to be socially responsible and give back to the communities we live and work in, so this type campaign is the perfect tie in for our credit union."
In addition to the seed packets, which will come with instructions on how to plant and grow the vegetables, the credit union branches will distribute a special section of the Tampa Bay Times called "Growing the Greater Good," in which the credit union will be featured.
The tabloid will focus on green initiatives and what local organizations are doing to take an eco-friendly approach to their operations. Grow Financial's green initiatives and company culture will be highlighted in the newspaper prominently.
For a copy of the salsa recipe and growing instructions use the resource link below.