Taylor Farms Invests in Local Students, Continues Seventh Annual Backpack Giveaway
SALINAS, CA – As the next wave of industry leaders and consumers arm themselves with education and knowledge, Taylor Farms is continuing its own investment in the possibilities of today’s youth. The company recently held its seventh annual backpack giveaway program, providing student with needed school supplies.
“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 partnered with the Golden State Foods Foundation in order to provide backpacks and supplies to first grade students at five elementary schools in Salinas and Gonzales, CA. According to a press release, the backpacks were donated to students at the following schools:
- Los Padres
- Frank Paul
- La Gloria
- Alisal Community
Taylor Farms distributed 880 backpacks to local elementary school students. To further benefit this year’s students, the company’s program has also expanded its back-to-school giving to also include children of company employees, donating an additional 2,000 backpacks to the children of its employees.
“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 of 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.”
Taylor Farms noted that this program in particular is a company-wide favorite that involves its employees from start to finish. Employees participate at every step of the giveaway, from filling each backpack with supplies, to handing them out to students during their first week of school.
To date, Taylor Farms has provided over 9,500 backpacks to students between its internal backpack giveaway program and its partnership with GSF Foundation.