Press Release

Shoreline Fruit Growers Wrap Up Harvest with Cherry Donation

Traverse City, Michigan – September 6, 2019 --- As harvest wraps up in Northwest Michigan, Shoreline Fruit growers announce a donation of 36,750 pounds of dried Montmorency cherries to the Food Bank Council of Michigan.

Shoreline Fruit growers donated the cherries, of which were processed at a highly discounted rate; making them a much more affordable option for the food bank council. The cherries are going to three locations throughout the state of Michigan.

“We are always happy to give back to the people of our home state.” Said Shoreline Fruit grower owner Don Gregory. “The Food Bank Council of Michigan works to create a food secure state through advocacy, resource management, and collaboration among stakeholders and Michigan’s unified food bank network. That is a mission we are proud to support.”

About Shoreline Fruit, LLC

Shoreline Fruit, LLC is an innovative, vertically-integrated grower, processor, and marketer of premium cherry products and other dried fruits. Grower-owned and headquartered in Traverse City, Michigan, Shoreline is one of the world’s largest producers of dried tart cherries and cherry concentrate. Shoreline also offers a broad selection of other premium dried fruits and nutraceutical products to consumers under their Cherry Bay Orchards® and Cherry Bay Wellness® brand names to retail and specialty food marketers and distributors. From our orchard to the consumer, Shoreline is committed to quality, innovation, and sustainability. For more information about Shoreline’s products and services, please visit

About Food Bank Council of Michigan

Food Bank Council of Michigan was founded in 1984 through the cooperative efforts of the state’s
regional food banks. The purpose of FBCM was to implement a unified strategy to address and
alleviate hunger statewide by increasing emergency food resources and advocating on behalf of the
hunger relief network. At the time, many cities in Michigan faced unprecedented unemployment
rates and communities suffered as a result. Michigan food banks stepped in to provide emergency
support for families and individuals without enough food.