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Ruiz Foods and Florence County Collaborative Council donate school supplies

Ruiz Foods Florence coordinated with the Florence County Collaborative Council to donate more than 500 school supply items to children in Florence County. (Courtesy photo: Leticia Juarez Sisson / Ruiz Foods Florence)

Ruiz Foods Florence coordinated with the Florence County Collaborative Council to donate more than 500 school supply items to help children in need in Florence County start the new school year off right.

According to a news release, from July 22 to August 5, Ruiz Foods Florence employees contributed copy paper, hand sanitizer, erasers, lined paper, pencils, crayons, and other school supply items.

The collected items were then donated to the FC3 2016 School Supply drive, formerly known as STUFF the Bus, which helps up to 1000 children in the Florence area, according to the release.

Ruiz Foods Florence said school supplies are an important part of the back-to-school season.

“There is something about opening up a new package of paper and putting your school supplies together the night before school starts,” said Darryl Davids, Ruiz Foods Florence.

Unfortunately, many children cannot get the school supplies they need without a helping hand.

“Our team at Ruiz Foods was more than happy to donate to make sure that the children of Florence school supply needs are met,” said Davids.

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