Stockton Emergency Food Bank Backpacks Giveaway during 4th Annual Christmas in July Event By Stockton Food Bank back to school, community, stockton, caravan news, stockton food bank 0 Comment Published by Caravan News, Friday, July 14, 2017 School aged children in San Joaquin County are about to benefit from a backpack giveaway event. Food 4 Less, Rancho San Miguel Markets, Health Plan of San Joaquin, Rod Johnson Heating & Air and Igredion, will be donating backpacks full of school supplies and healthy snacks to children at the 4th Annual Christmas in July Nutrition and Resource Fair & Mayor Tubbs Backpack Giveaway. Last year, over 700 backpacks were donated. The Emergency Food Bank has invited local families to pre-register for a backpack and to come to the food bank between 10am and 1pm on Saturday, July 29 to participate in the Resource Fair. Mayor Tubbs will be on hand at approximately 11:30am to assist in giving away backpacks. Backpacks are filled with pencils, paper, a pencil box, folders, glue and more. All leftover backpacks will be distributed to those who did not register on a first come first served basis. In 2014, the National Retail Federation predicted the average person with children in grades K-12 would spend $101.18 on school supplies such as notebooks, pencils and backpacks. On top of that, nearly 16 million children in the U.S. live in poverty. The Emergency Food Bank, and sponsors for Christmas in July (Food 4 Less/Rancho San Miguel Markets, Rod Johnson Heating & Air, Health Plan of San Joaquin and Ingredion) are doing its part to ensure that as many children as possible are set up for educational success. Related Posts Fridge wires stolen; Stockton food bank struggles to save food Thieves stole copper wires from the Stockton Food Bank’s refrigeration system. Now, the bank is struggling to save food for those who need it most. Watch the KCRA News Story July Mobile Farmer's Market Harvest of the Month Join the MFM Team during the month of July and learn about all the nutritious benefits of corn.It's July and our Mobile Farmer's Market Teams are heading to sites with a new Harvest of the Month and recipe! Right now corn is in season so join us at your neighborhood Mobile Farmer's Market site and learn about the health benefits of corn. You'll learn how to make a Corn Salad and get a little sample to taste. It's an easy and refreshing recipe that you can make at home. Download a copy of the July Corn Salad recipe here: Corn Salad JULY (English & Spanish) For more information about corn, click here. Comments are closed.