Imperial, California - Friday morning, Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D- Coachella) will present a $500,000 CalRecycle grant and participate in the groundbreaking ceremony for Imperial Valley Food Bank’s new storage facility. This California Climate Investment program grant made it possible to purchase the cooler and freezer system needed to complete their new facility project.

Imperial Valley Food Bank worked with Assemblymember Garcia to secure this CalRecycle Food Waste and Prevention grant. The objective of this competitive grant program is to lower overall greenhouse gas emissions by expanding waste prevention projects and diverting food from landfills.

“The funding will be used to build the refrigeration and freezer space inside the new food bank facility. This will greatly enhance our ability to accept and store locally grown fresh produce and distribute that food to local people in need,” Sara Griffen, M.S., Executive Director, Imperial Valley Food Bank.

“We are grateful to Assemblyman Garcia and his staff for advocating with CalRecycle for the funding of our grant submission. We feel strongly that this advocacy was a major reason why we were funded and funded at the highest amount allowed.”

Imperial Valley Food Bank was created and is operated for and by Imperial County residents and consistently serves over 20,000 individuals monthly. This organization was a 2016 California Nonprofit of the Year recipient.

Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia, Sara Griffen, Executive Director of Imperial Valley Food Bank, Imperial Valley Food Bank Board of Directors and local dignitaries.

Check Presentation/Groundbreaking Ceremony

Friday, May 18, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.

Aten and LaBrucherie Road, Imperial, CA (northeast corner)

Enter at Imperial Business Park Drive and make the first left on Business Parkway.