FFVA Awards The Lighthouse Café & Ella’s Closet

September 26, 2019 3:40 pm

This week from September 24th-26th the Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association held their 76th annual convention at the Breakers on Palm Beach. The FFVA is the state’s leading full-service specialty crop organization, serving Florida’s grower-shipper community since 1943. FFVA represents a broad range of crops, including vegetables, citrus, tropical fruit, berries, sod, sugar cane, tree crops and more. The mission of their organization is to “enhance the business and competitive environment for producing and marketing fruits, vegetables and other crops.”

This year The Light House Café & Ella’s Closet were awarded with the Karen & Mike Stuart Humanitarian Award this year. Atlantic Pacific Insurance’s own Jayna Key was able to accept this award alongside side founder founder, Debbie Allen. Ella’s Closet was founded after Jayna’s daughter, Ella, passed away unexpectedly from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. SIDS has no symptoms and gives no warning, resulting in the unexplained death of a seemingly healthy baby under a year old. Jayna said “it was such a humbling experience and an honor to be able to accept this award.”

The Light House Café for founded in 1993 with the goal to “transform the Glades area through God’s grace, love, and peace, by bringing together diverse groups to provide food, counseling and a helping hand to all. We want our ministries to help bridge denominational and racial barriers for the benefit of the entire community by bringing Christian congregations throughout the Glades together to minister to those in need.”

Jayna Key and Debbie Allen

More information about Ella’s Closet or The Light House Café can be found at the following links or on their Facebook pages:




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