Wednesday, May 06, 2015
Carol Marks
  • Second Harvest Food Bank opened a permanent food pantry at Fair Oaks Community School on May 6th to support the nutritional needs of students and families. At the ribbon-cutting, Principal Josh Griffith of Fair Oaks School talked about how important this on-site pantry will be for many families.

    Kathy Jackson, the CEO of Second Harvest said, "We want children to be hungry for learning, not hungry for food."

    Redwood City Mayor Jeff Gee who was also on hand spoke about the importance of collaborative relationships to support the community's needs. I wanted to specially thank Principal Josh Griffith and the Community School staff for their leadership -- for seeing a need and taking action. Kudos to Second Harvest Food Bank for being a such a wonderful partner.

    The pantry, which is outfitted with refrigeration, can provide fresh, perishable food. The pantry received its first delivery of food today.