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California Department of Education News Release
Release: #14-87
August 27, 2014
Contact: Tina Jung
E-mail: communications@cde.ca.gov
Phone: 916-319-0818

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Food Donation to Quake Stricken Napa Area

SACRAMENTO—More than two tons of U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Foods from the California Department of Education's (CDE) Sacramento Distribution Center are en route to earthquake victims in Napa County*, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced today.

"Our hearts go out to these victims who continue to recover from Sunday's earthquake and need additional assistance in finding enough nutritious food to eat." Torlakson said. "My staff at the California Department of Education is stepping up efforts to work with community leaders in Napa and the federal government to get food immediately to them."

The CDE manages federal nutrition programs in the state's public schools for the USDA. As part of these programs, the CDE stores and distributes USDA Foods throughout the state. The following USDA Foods will be donated to the Napa area:

USDA Foods Items

Case Quantity

100334 - Tomato Sauce 6/#10 Cans

10

100359 - Beans Black Turtle 6/#10 Cans

5

100360 - Beans Garbanzo 6/#10 Cans

10

100362 - Beans Refried 6/#10 Cans

10

100365 - Beans Pinto 6/#10 Cans

10

110233 - Mixed Fruit Ex Lt. Sucrose 6/#10 Cans

9

110237 - Pears Diced Ex Lt, Sucrose 6/#10 Cans

10

100101 - Chicken Diced 4/10 lb. Containers

10

100117 - Chicken Fajita Strips 30 lb. Container

10

100119 - Turkey Taco Filling 30 lb. Container

10

100121 - Turkey Breast Deli Frozen 4/10 lb. Containers

10

100293 - Raisins Box-144/1.33 oz. boxes

10

100427 - Whole Grain Spaghetti 20 lb. Container

10

100439 - Oil Vegetable 6/1 gallon bottles

2

100466 - Oats Rolled 12/3 lb. packages

2

100500 - Rice Brown Us#1 Long Parboiled 25 lb. bag

2

With the assistance of federal and local officials, the food will be distributed to disaster area congregate feeding sites sponsored by the Salvation Army.

"I want to give a special thanks to the USDA and Napa Valley Unified School District for working swiftly with us to get the food to where it's needed," Torlakson said. "These selfless actions show the best in humanity."

* Editor's Note: Pictures of the delivery may be found on the California Department of Education's Multimedia Web page.

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Tom Torlakson — State Superintendent of Public Instruction
Communications Division, Room 5206, 916-319-0818, Fax 916-319-0100

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