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68 Produce

68 Produce, LLC is a full-service produce distributor. They provide customers with custom growing programs and sourced products from the highest quality growers up and down the California coast. They deliver fresh produce to restaurants and retailers through their proven network of distributors across the US and Canada.

With many restaurants closed or at reduced operating hours during the COVID-19 pandemic, 68 Produce, LLC needed to address corresponding cash flow impacts, and came to Cal Coastal SBDC for help with accessing funds disaster relief funding. Cal Coastal SBDC consultant worked with the client to apply for and receive both a PPP and EIDL loan, and SBDC staff continues to keep the client informed about local grant and low-interest loan programs available to the company.

The company received disaster relief funding totaling $172,000


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