Mann Packing Co. will sponsor a three-man team in the Tour de Fresh Oct. 13-16.

The four-day cycling event brings produce industry member participants 275 miles down the California coast from Carmel to Anaheim for the Produce Marketing Association Fresh Summit.

Proceeds benefit Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools and are expected to fund 40 salad bars in schools around the U.S. Forty riders are expected.

Donations can also be made online at

“This is a cause that’s near and dear to our hearts at Mann Packing,” Craig Grantham, rider and team captain for Mann Packing, said in a news release. “In the spirit of Mann’s history of philanthropy, what better an opportunity to help influence the health and well-being of children.”

Rodman Bittner and Danny Goforth will join him on the cycling team.

Mann Packing also plans a fundraising lunch Sept. 26 at its 1250 Hansen St. facility in Salinas, Calif., starting at 11 a.m. A barbecue lunch will be provided for a $10 donation.