California Growers Host Inaugural Citrus Stride

Taylor Hillman Citrus

California Citrus Mutual
April is Citrus Strong Month, and to celebrate,California Citrus Mutual (CCM) is hosting the first annual Citrus Stride – a one-mile walk around Capitol Park to benefit food banks across the state and raise awareness of the positive impacts citrus has on California’s health, economy and environment.

CCM invites government representatives and staff to participate in this event that is expected to raise over 100,000 pounds of fresh citrus for community food banks and pantries throughout California. With each Citrus Stride participant registered, 1,000 pounds of citrus will be donated to California food banks through the Farm to Family program, an initiative that helps facilitate food donations while raising overall awareness about food security and support for California farmers.


  • Date: Wednesday, April 6, 2016
  • Time:  Noon – 1:30 p.m.
  • Where: California State Capitol Park (east lawn), Sacramento, California


  • Topics: 
    • The impact of citrus on California’s environment, economy and communities
    • Celebration of Citrus Strong month and California’s citrus farmers
    • Citrus Strong’s partnership with local food banks with the goal of donating over 100,000 pounds of citrus fruits
    • The dedication of California’s citrus industry to providing fresh and healthy foods


Citrus Stride starts at 12:00 PM, with a stage program and photo booth kicking off the walk. The stage program will consist of speakers, including Joel Nelsen, President of California Citrus Mutual and Sue Sigler, Executive Director of CA Association of Food Banks. All participants must register online to ensure citrus donation to food banks.  Participants will be provided a free bottle of water and fresh California citrus.

For more information or to register online, please visit