April 13, 2011

Ashley's Plants 25,000 Trees in 2 Years

Ashley’s Food Delivery, the area’s only multi-restaurant delivery service, has planted over 25,000 trees since launching its Plant-A-Tree Program on Earth Day 2009. The program avows that for every order placed, Ashley’s Food will plant a tree with Trees for the Future, a non-profit organization that plants trees around the world. Each tree planted helps remove over 50lbs of harmful carbon dioxide from the atmosphere every year.
“We’re making an effort to operate in the most environmentally responsible manner that we can. Our Plant-A-Tree program is one way we’re trying to offset the heavy ecological footprint a food delivery service can leave,” says owner Jeff Sniegocki.

The company’s green commitment also includes a recent switch to offering 100% biodegradable cutlery and serving ware from Transitions2earth. “We’re concerned about the long-lasting environmental impact of conventional to-go packaging,” says Sniegocki. “We encourage our restaurant partners to also consider eco-friendly alternatives to petroleum-based packaging.”

The Ashley’s Food green commitment also includes a vehicle fuel-economy education program for delivery professionals and a focus on paperless transactions via the Ashley’s website, which features an electronic menu guide and online ordering.

Full delivery menus for all of Ashley’s restaurant partners are available on the Ashley’s Food Delivery website, www.AshleysFood.com. Delivery orders can be placed online, or with a customer service representative at 953-FOOD (953-3663).

About Ashley’s Food Delivery: The area’s only multi-restaurant delivery service, Ashley’s Food Delivery partners with over 25 restaurants in Sarasota to deliver everything from home-cooked, comfort food to elegant, gourmet dining. Ashley’s Food offers residential & corporate meal delivery, drop-off catering services and gift basket delivery. The service is open for lunch delivery Monday through Friday (Sarasota only) and dinner delivery every day. For more information, call 953-FOOD or visit www.AshleysFood.com.