Ruiz Foods, CASA Donate Backpacks for 2016 Back to School Drive

On what was the first day of school for many Tulare County kids, Ruiz Foods was busy handing out backpacks full of school supplies. The company worked in tandem with CASA of Tulare County for their 2016 Back to School Drive.

Ruiz Cares is a program that allows employees to give back to their community in various ways. CASA of Tulare County provided Ruiz Foods with the names of 84 children in need of new backpacks and shoes. Team members simply picked up a tag with the child’s name and shoe size. From July 22nd through August 8th team members “adopted” a school-age child and helped them prepare for the upcoming school year. The school supplies were delivered to CASA on August 8th.

“Teachers supply as much as they can in regards to school materials. They ask for help from parents to help offset the cost as they go through so much so quickly. We wanted to help make sure the children of CASA of Tulare County started the year with the right tools,” said Ruiz Foods Community Relations, Blanca Santana.

Ruiz Foods Products, Inc. is a privately owned corporation with corporate offices in Dinuba, Calif. Kim Ruiz Beck, the elder daughter of Co-Founder and Chairman Emeritus, Fred Ruiz, is Chairman. Rachel Cullen is President and CEO.

Ruiz Foods is dedicated to premium quality, authentically prepared frozen foods selling to all channels of distribution: retail, convenience store, clubs, vending, industrial and foodservice. El Monterey® brand is the #1 selling frozen Mexican food in the United States and Tornados®, the company’s snack brand is a leader on the convenience store roller grill. Ruiz Foods employs over 2,900 Team Members in four facilities located in the U.S. For more information; please visit or

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