On Wednesday, October 13 students from Ygnacio Valley and Meadow Homes Elementary came on a field trip to the Food Bank. These two schools are both served by Farm 2 Kids, a program that provides fresh fruits and vegetables to low-income schools. Students on each school’s Youth Advisory committee got to come and see how the Food Bank receives, packs, and delivers the produce that they receive each week. The children were excited to see the trucks, forklifts, and other equipment in action but the highlight of the trip was getting to go inside the walk-in refrigerator and freezer.
The kids were full of questions and learned everything about the Food Bank, from the types of food in our warehouse to the safety procedures our staff follow. The trip came full circle when the students were able to see the apples in our warehouse that would be sorted and boxed by volunteers and then delivered to their school that Friday. Not only are they receiving healthy produce each week, but they now know where it comes from.