This podcast serves the employees of KeHE Distributors, one of the largest and most respected national fresh, natural & organic and specialty food distributors. "Fruit of Your Labor" provides news and updates to KeHE team members while also narrating the amazing stories of how KeHE employees are impacting the world through their service.
The Marathon of Life – Sustainability at KeHE
“Being sustainable means the pace we’re running now is going to get every future generation to their finish line, at or better than how we’re living today.”
Andrew McGrath—VP of Digital Product Strategy and a member of KeHE’s sustainability council—joins us to discuss sustainability at KeHE. His practical insights into human lives and the environment bring KeHE’s purpose full circle: we SERVE to makes lives better.
Sponsoring Children with Compassion
KeHE Cares partners with Compassion International to improve the lives of impoverished children in Honduras. In this episode, Lilly Guillen Rios and Dijana Silijanoska share stories of how they SERVE to make lives better for children in Honduras. Their stories will inspire you to consider what you can do to show compassion and support to children in need.
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Concept to Consumer: the CAREtrade Program
CAREtrade’s mission is to identify and promote a set of brands that advance a higher purpose than commercial success and are aligned with KeHE’s dedication to serving. Small Axe Peppers is a brand that has fully embraced our culture and the network provided through the program.
Listen as Laura McCord—executive director over CAREtrade—and Daniel Fitzgerald, the founder of Small Axe share the journey brands go on from concept to consumer!
Fighting for Freedom: Human Trafficking Prevention
January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. In this episode, Randy Shaw interviews two KeHE Cares partners who are on the frontlines in this war: Chris Baker with INK180 and Simone Halpin from Naomi’s House.
It is estimated that more than 40 million women and children worldwide are currently enslaved as sex workers—an issue not just around the world, but in our own communities as well. Awareness is one of the first steps in freeing people from this horrible exploitation.
People Helping People: Employee Benevolence
Employee Benevolence seeks to provide a holistic, restorative solution to relieve heavy burdens experienced through catastrophic events in life: unexpected medical costs, natural disasters, or other problems that create overwhelming needs. Jenn Ricks, SVP of People Operations, and Eric Fields, Sr. Dr. of Stewardship and Advocacy, tell the story of how KeHE employees help one another through generosity.
What It Means to Live Out the Ownership Mindset
Ownership has its privileges. And its responsibilities. As an employee-owned company, KeHE grants shares to its employees in the ESOP retirement program. That means employees are also owners of the company. In this episode, Adrienne Binder, senior communications manager and podcast host, interviews KeHE employees Paul McDowell and Tiffany Valdez on what it means to work with the ownership mindset. Paul is a truck driver in Florida, and Tiffany is in territory sales in Southern California. While they hold completely different jobs within KeHE, both Paul and Tiffany exemplify what it means to think and act like an owner.