Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Holiday Drive Poster Girl Visits Food Bank

Our San Jose warehouse had a special visitor today. Four year old Ariana, her mother, and her six year old sister stopped by to meet CEO Kathy Jackson and tour the facility where food is sorted and boxes are packed for distribution to low-income families like hers.

Esperanza, Ariana's mom, receives food through the Food Bank's Family Harvest program. She also volunteers at the distribution site.

In keeping with our commitment to authentically portray our client-base through actual photos and real stories, we were thrilled when Esperanza was willing to allow us to photograph Ariana for posters, barrel wraps and other promotional materials for our 2009 Holiday Food and Fund Drive. The photoshoot took place at the location where Esperanza volunteers and picks up her monthly distribution and the food depicted is what was being given to all program participants that day.

Ariana enjoys attending preschool and in her free time likes to color. Her favorite food is pozole, a traditional Mexican stew in which many of the ingredients are made available to her mother thanks to the Family Harvest program.

Ariana takes a tight grip on the posters she was given today.