Testimonials Testimonials



“It’s so much fun to go to the backpack program. You give them their new backpack and they love all the stuff inside. It feels like Christmas morning to these kids. ”

            Brian George, Corporate Business Development Manager, Golden State Foods – Irvine Committee Assistant Chair, GSF Foundation


“If you could see the joy [providing meals or housing to Ronald House families with critically-ill children] brings to one family for even one night; it is really a special gift you’ve given us.”

             Doug Porter, CEO of RMHC Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana


“I remember one student, when I provided her with a pair of shoes and she said to me, ‘Are these really mine to keep?’ and it stuck in my head how impactful the Foundation really is.”               

              Mark Halpern, Director of Operations, Golden State Foods, City of Industry – Distribution


“In 2009-2010, we had 4 students in our school who had perfect attendance for the entire year.  Last year [the first year of the ‘Pedal to Perfection’ program], we had 44 students with perfect attendance!  Going from 4 to 44 was truly amazing!  Each of those 44 students worked extremely hard to get to school every day.  They were awarded with a brand new bike and helmet during an awards assembly. Their families attended and it was a wonderful day!  As you can see, this program has had an extremely positive impact on our students and our school.  It teaches our students to put forth every effort to be the best.  It shows them that they can achieve anything if they work hard at it.”

                Peggy Meyer, Principal, Woerner Elementary


 “We have a very needy population with over 80% of our kids on free and reduced lunch and many of our kids come to school at the beginning of the year with nothing – not even a pencil.  Throughout the year, kids know that if they need school supplies I will take care of it.  I could not provide this service to them if it wasn’t for Golden State Foods.  We look at kids who are embarrassed or ashamed of themselves for not having their school supplies completely turn around and change their behavior once given the tools they need to succeed.”

                Nicole Tulo, School Social Worker, BJ Ward Elementary