Wells Fargo volunteers from Gilroy to King City convened at Community FoodBank for a meeting this week, followed by some seriously fun volunteer time. The gang packed kid-friendly snacks and breakfasts for FoodBank’s backpack bag program. Working with Hollister Elementary School District, FoodBank endeavors to reach elementary school students who might not have enough to eat over the weekend, when school cafeterias are closed.
But notice the color of the bags? In support of Hollister Elementary’s goal of becoming a zero waste school district, these bags are derived from corn starch. They’re biodegradable and compostable. The cost of going green is just a tiny fraction of one cent per bag.
Sometimes, it’s easy to do the right thing!
Photos by: Lisa Robinson
Mark Paxton is director of community engagement and fund development at Community Food Bank. In his spare time, he enjoys being outdoors with his wife, Mary. They are the parents of two daughters and live in Hollister.