In addition to being North America’s leading producer of salads and healthy fresh foods, Taylor Farms is always looking for ways to give back to our community. One of our key focuses is supporting youth education and development, which is why we have partnered with Golden State Foods Foundation to give backpacks filled with school supplies to first graders at local elementary schools.
For seven years we’ve donated backpacks to every first grader at Salinas elementary schools: Roosevelt, Frank Paul, Alisal Community, and Los Padres; and expanded the program this year to include students at La Gloria Elementary School in Gonzales, CA. .
“We have always known about Taylor Farms’ history of supporting local school children and were absolutely thrilled when we found out the backpack program had expanded to include our school this year,” said Yolanda Barba, Principal, La Gloria Elementary School. “The donation makes such an impact on our students back to school experience and we look forward to many more years of partnership with Taylor Farms!”
In addition to supporting local schools, Taylor Farms has expanded the back-to-school giving to also include children of company employees. This program is a company-wide favorite where employees are involved from start to finish, from filling each backpack with school supplies, to delivering and handing them out to students during their first week of school.
“Our team members at Taylor Farms enjoy the opportunity to help give young students some of the tools they need to study for a bright future,” said Bruce Taylor, Chairman and CEO, Taylor Farms.
We believe equipping students with tools for education is extremely important, which is why we continue to hand out backpacks each year — with 2,880 handed out this year and over 9,800 to date!