Retailer Hy-Vee Inc. and  grower-shipper Sun World International LLC have donated $5,000 to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

The donation was drawn from sales of Bakersfield, Calf.-based Sun World’s Scarlotta Seedless-brand grapes in West Des Moines, Iowa-based Hy-Vee stores, according to a Hy-Vee news release.

Hy-Vee was chosen to partner with Sun World on the donation through a drawing at the Newark, Del.-based Produce Marketing Association’s annual Fresh Summit convention in October in Anaheim, Calif.

Hy-Vee, Sun World donate to diabetes foundation

Courtesy Sun World International

Hy-Vee and Sun World International Inc. donate $5,000 to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Officials celebrating the donation (from left), are Gene Coughlin, Sun World category director; Ron Coles, Hy-Vee assistant vice president of produce purchasing; Mary Hunter, executive director of the foundation's Greater Iowa Chapter; Gordon Robertson, Sun World's vice president of sales and marketing; Steve Espitia, Sun World key account manager; and Victor Roberts, Hy-Vee financial reporting supervisor board member of the foundation's Gerter Iowa chapter.