Taylor Farms Teams Up with Golden State Food to Donate Backpacks to Local Students
- by Jordan Okumura
SALINAS, CA - Not all investments come in the form of banking portfolios or new equipment—last week Taylor Farms chose once again to invest in the future, providing students backpacks filled with school supplies. In partnership with Golden State Foods and for the sixth consecutive year, the company provided the packs 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, Taylor Farms’ Chairman and CEO. “Giving back through education is a way to secure a strong future for America.”
One of the company’s most beloved annual philanthropic events, employees are involved with the local backpack program from start to finish. Taylor’s team fill backpacks with supplies and participating in giveaway ceremonies at each school. To learn a little more about the program, watch the short video clip below:
This year to date, over 600 backpacks were distributed to Salinas-based elementary schools, with Taylor Farms distributing over 7,000 backpacks since the start of the program. In addition to supporting local schools, Taylor Farms has expanded the back-to-school giving to include children of company employees, according to a press release.
“Taylor Farms is one of the key and long-standing partners of the GSF Foundation,” added 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.”
The partnership between Taylor Farms and Golden State Foods has provided backpacks and school supplies to children in need to help ease the financial burdens of local families since 2010.