Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Target volunteers help get fresh produce out to local families in need

Recently, Target team members put their energies to good use by helping bag plums in our San Jose warehouse.

These hard working volunteers bagged a total of 4,263 pounds of the fresh fruit in just a few short hours.

Later that day, the plums were loaded onto a Food Bank truck for distribution to 162 low-income families in East San Jose who participate in the Food Bank’s Family Harvest program. Pears, watermelon, cantaloupe, bell peppers, corn-on-the-cob, celery, potatoes, onions, eggs, tortillas, pasta, rice, beans, peanut butter, bread, cereal, and whole chickens were also included in the distribution.

Store Team Leader Meredith Klausner said that Target employees are always very generous with their time. Their work at the Food Bank is a great example of how everyone pitches in to help people in need in their local community.