Sun Valley Rice Co. Helps Colusa County Families

Sun Valley Rice, Angels: Marianne Hull, Romi Rodriquez, Debbie Jimenez, Barbara Gomes, Cindy Holland And Monica Gomez. (Submitted Photo)

Staff Report | Lloyd Green Jr.

Employees at the Sun Valley Rice Company hoped to make Christmas a little extra special for struggling families in Colusa County.

The company annually participates in the Colusa County Food Basket project by donating 200 bags of rice while Employees individually participate in a can food drive.

“We have a competition to see who can get the most pounds of food donated.”  Said Barbara Gomes, Sun Valley Rice Spokesperson.

Juanita Smith and Margaret Morris of Colusa formed the Colusa County Food Basket Association nearly 15 years ago. The project has provided baskets of groceries to thousands of families during the holiday season.

“We wanted to make a bigger impact, other than the food drive.” Said Gomes, “our Angels program extends that reach.”

For the last few years, the staff at the Sun Valley Rice Company sponsored just three families. Each employee donated gifts and gift cards.  Yet that didn’t seem to be enough commented Gomes.

“This year we have decided to sponsor 10 Colusa County Foster Children” said Gomes. “One of our employees kids was a foster child, we wanted to help make Christmas special for a foster child.”

Employees, or “Angels”, gathered up age appropriate gifts wrapped them up and held a special gathering for the Children.

“It is what Christmas is all about.” Said Gomes, “helping others in need, most importantly the children.”

 

 

 

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Lloyd Green Jr. is the Owner and Publisher of the Williams Pioneer Review. He is dedicated in publishing the news and informing the community of Colusa County. Lloyd has been with the publication since 2008, and purchased the business in 2010. Under his ownership the newspaper has grown significantly in subscriptions, publishes weekly, and obtained the title of Newspaper of General Circulation by the Superior Court of Colusa County in Sept. 2007. Lloyd is also the director of advertising, classified manager, legal notice clerk, and circulation manager. To contact Lloyd, email him at lloyd@colusacountynews.net or call (530) 458-4141 ext. 100.