A strong supporter of the Food Bank for many years, Valero’s Benicia Refinery placed an increased emphasis on the mission and work of the Food Bank among its employees and contracting companies during a Month of Caring. Valero employees were encouraged to provide volunteer service sorting food orders, packaging fresh produce, and distributing food to those in need. The employees responded by donating 460 hours of volunteer service. In addition to supporting the volunteer effort, Valero also sponsored the Inaugural Sporting Clays Invitational held at Birds Landing, October 4, 2013. Thanks to the support of numerous contractors and volunteers, the event raised $55,000 for the Farm 2 Kids program. When asked about Valero’s involvement with the Food Bank, John Hill, Vice-President and General Manager of Valero’s Benicia Refinery said that he and his fellow employees love volunteering at the Food Bank because we can see the direct and positive results of service. Food comes from the farms, volunteers package it for distribution, and people receive it the next day. As far as having a direct, timely, and positive impact for people in need, it doesn’t get much better than that!