|221 community members attended this year's State of the County address|
Thursday, February 18, the Imperial Valley Desert Museum hosted the 2016 State of the County address. 221 county employees and community members came out to hear the address, given by Chairman Jack Terrazas of the Second District.
|IV Food Bank Weekend Backpack Program brings food to students|
The focus of the evening was "Fighting Hunger", and the Imperial Valley Food Bank was present to give information on the work the Food Bank is doing in our community. According to the Food Bank, at least 1 in 3 Imperial County children live in food insecurity. The Weekend Backpack Program is a direct solution to the problem of hunger for these children. Teachers assign students to the Backpack Program and each Friday that student discreetly picks up food to fill their backpack- and their stomachs- for the weekend. The Weekend Backpack Program now reaches 637 students in 35 different schools in Imperial Valley. Thursday evening pledge cards were available to encourage support for this highly successful program, which costs $180 a school year per backpack.
|Big thanks to museum staff & volunteers for their amazing work: Angelina Coble, Marcie Rodriguez, Edgar Bernal-Sevil, Albert Lutz. (not pictured: Leslie & Anne Morgan)|