Food pantries receive donations
Ruiz Foods employees have been collecting food since Oct. 5 to donate to the College of the Sequoia’s student pantry and Open Gate Ministries. Each organization will receive 1,149 pounds of canned food and 280 pounds of beans and cereal. Since 2015, team members have collected more than 6,000 pounds of food.
Local school wins big award
Clay Elementary School received the National Blue Ribbon Award for exemplary achievement, which is based on a school’s overall academic excellence. The school is the only one in Fresno County to receive the award and is a one-school district between Dinuba, Reedley, Kingsburg and Selma.
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