Taylor Farms donates over 7,000 backpacks to local school children to date
SALINAS, Calif. – (August, 19 2016) – Last week marked the sixth consecutive year Taylor Farms employees, in conjunction with Golden State Foods, provided backpacks filled with school supplies to every registered first grader at four local elementary schools; Roosevelt, Los Padres, Frank Paul, and Alisal Community.
“At Taylor Farms, we believe every student should have the opportunity to succeed,” said Bruce Taylor, chairman and CEO, Taylor Farms. “Giving back through education is a way to secure a strong future for America.”
Taylor Farms’ local backpack program is one of the company’s most beloved annual philanthropic events. Employees are involved from start to finish – filling the backpacks with supplies and participating in the giveaway ceremonies at each school. Over 600 backpacks were distributed to Salinas based elementary schools this year and to date Taylor Farms has distributed over 7,000 backpacks. In addition to supporting local schools, Taylor Farms has expanded the back-to-school giving to include children of company employees.
“Taylor Farms is one of the key and long-standing partners of the GSF Foundation,” said Anna Lisa Biason, executive director, GSF Foundation. “It’s through our relationship that we are able to collectively make an impact on children and families in need.”
Taylor Farms and Golden State Foods have been partners in providing backpacks and school supplies to children in need to help ease the financial burdens of local families since 2010.
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Taylor Farms is dedicated to being North America’s favorite maker of salad and healthy fresh foods, Taylor Farms focuses on innovation by consistently developing new products and improving production methods. Taylor Farms is grounded in a commitment to quality with products harvested, packaged and shipped at the peak of freshness. Taylor Farms is family owned and based in Salinas, California with twelve operating companies and distribution facilities throughout North America.