Ruiz 4 Kids 2014 Teacher Grant Applications Now Available Online

Ruiz 4 Kids, the non-profit community-focused organization affiliated with Ruiz Food Products, Inc. has opened the application process for Teacher Grants for the 2015 school year. The deadline to submit an application is June 15.

“Can you imagine visiting a museum in another state without traveling? What about bringing in unique educational tools that not only teach but grab the attention of students? This is what the Ruiz 4 Kids Teacher Grants has made possible for Valley schools,” said Kim Ruiz Beck, president of Ruiz 4 Kids and chairman of Ruiz Food Products, Inc.

“Today’s teachers continuously face the daily struggle of providing a quality education with minimal supplies. For many of these teachers, their dreams of classroom projects go beyond white boards and writing materials. It is our goal to help as many as we can go beyond their classroom walls. ”

The grant is open to teachers in grades K-12 serving schools in Dinuba, Orosi, Orange Cove, Reedley, Traver and Parlier. Grant awards range from $300 to $1,000. For additional information on grant criteria and how to apply, visit www.ruiz4kids.org and click on the Teacher Grant link.

Ruiz 4 Kids, a non-profit organization formed in conjunction with Ruiz Foods, was founded in 1990 when Ruiz Team members approached Fred Ruiz asking him to help them explore ways to assist families with children in need. Since then, Ruiz 4 Kids has organized two annual fundraising events – a golf invitational to raise money for scholarships and a fiesta event to raise money for area non-profits that are in need to grow their children-focused programs.

Ruiz Foods is a privately owned corporation with corporate offices in Dinuba, dedicated to quality, authentically prepared frozen foods selling to all channels of distribution: retail, convenience store, clubs, vending, industrial and foodservice. The El Monterey brand is the market leader within the frozen Mexican food category and the No. 1 brand of frozen Mexican food in the U.S., The Tornados brand, introduced just nine years ago, has revolutionized the use of the roller grill in convenience stores.

Ruiz Foods employs over 2,300 Team Members in three facilities located in the United States. For more information regarding Ruiz Foods, visit www.ElMonterey.com.

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