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Archived News Release from 2006

For Immediate Release

Redwood City and Whole Foods Invite Community to Help Provide Healthy Summertime After-School Camp Snacks for Kids

Redwood City, CA -  June 8, 2006 - The Redwood City Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department and Whole Foods Market invite the Redwood City community to help bring nutrition to our summertime after-school camp programs. It’s simple to do, it doesn’t cost much, and everyone who participates will feel great about helping kids in the City’s after-school camp programs to receive nutritious snacks all summer!

  • Step 1 - Go to Whole Foods Market in Redwood City ( 1250 Jefferson Avenue)

  • Step 2 – Tell a clerk you’d like to buy a Camp Snack Bag for Redwood City after school summer camp kids

  • Step 3 – Pay just $3.99 per snack bag

  • Step 4 – Feel great about helping kids to have healthy snacks during summer after school camp!

This program will help the kids at these Redwood City schools where the City provides after-school camp activities (some are year-round schools, others are in summer school session): Taft, Hoover, Fair Oaks, Selby Lane, Roosevelt, John Gill, and Hawes.

The snack bags are filled with wonderful organic whole food products from the Whole Kids organic food line. Included in the snack bag are things like peach apple sauce, raisins, apple juice, fruit bars, and cheddar crackers. “This is a great opportunity for us to partner with the City and help to introduce healthy food choices to our youth,” said Harvindar Billon, Community Relations Representative for Whole Foods Market Redwood City.

Learn more about Whole Foods Market and Redwood City Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department at wholefoods.com and redwoodcity.org/parks. Whole Foods and Redwood City Parks are proud to be working together with the families of Redwood City to bring health and wellness to our community.

Redwood City Parks , Recreation and Community Services Department provides recreational facilities and activities for all ages and interests, and supplies building and custodial services for City buildings. Redwood City Parks also operates the Veterans Memorial Senior Center and the Fair Oaks Community Center, providing social, educational, and cultural activities, as well as information, referral, and counseling services to persons living in Redwood City and neighboring communities.

Visit Redwood City’s website at www.redwoodcity.org for information about the City and its services, the community, recreation programs, education, City government, and local business. Subscribe to Redwood City’s email newsletter by sending an email to e-news@redwoodcity.org.

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Contact:
Adilah Haqq Smith
Recreation Manager
650-780-7315

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