Target West Sacramento volunteers help with Kids Farmers Market presented by Food Bank of Yolo County

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Team members from Target West Sacramento joined United Way certified partner Food Bank of Yolo County at Westfield Village Elementary school in West Sacramento to help with the Kids Farmers Market program. The program is a mock farmers market where the kids get “funny money” to shop in the market, stop by the nutrition resource table and sample other locally produced food, such as olive oil. The purpose of the market is to teach kids the importance of making smart healthy choices and staying active.Volunteers distributed produce, shared nutrition information and helped give out samples of olive oil on bread. Westfield Village Elementary is also home to one of the United Way STAR Readers program sites.

Not only does the program provide fresh fruits and vegetables to kids and their families, but also educates students on how to be a responsible and productive citizens of the community through money management training and opportunities to practice these skills at an early age. In addition, both students and volunteers learn more about produce and our local community together in a fun way. Food Bank of Yolo County provides 2-3 million pounds of food annually to dozens of nonprofit agencies and hundreds of low-income households.

Thank you to Target West Sacramento volunteers for giving back to the community and to Food Bank of Yolo County for hosting these fabulous volunteers. While this was the last Kids Farmers Market of the school year, plans are under way and volunteers will be needed for summer programs and the program will return next school year—consider having your group come out to volunteer!