Funded by the kindness of community member donations, and grants from partner organizations like Bayer U.S., Community FoodBank’s Backpack Bag program benefits students throughout the school year. Containing enough for two breakfasts and lunches, and intended to help kids bridge the nutrition gap they may face over the weekend, when school nutrition programs are closed, the bags are given to elementary school students at participating schools each week.
Today, we enjoyed the company of Allison Skow and Nancy Bergamini of the San Juan Bautista office of Bayer U.S. – Crop Science, as they presented Community FoodBank with a check for $10,000. The big check (pictured below) is representative of Bayer U.S.’s support of local nonprofit organizations, like Community FoodBank. The Bayer Fund grant will directly support the food bank’s school Backpack Bag program.
After the check presentation and a photo opportunity full of smiles, we toured the marketplace, coolers, office area and the new Garden Project.
Our thanks and appreciation go to Allison and Nancy for their part making this important grant become a reality, and to Bayer U.S.!
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Community Food Bank’s mission is to provide food, nutritional education and advocacy for our neighbors in need within San Benito County.