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Community and Corporate Giving

Focused corporate giving. Fred Ruiz and his father Louis understood the importance of helping others and supporting their community when they started Ruiz Foods 50 years ago.

When it comes to Ruiz Foods’s giving, we focus our efforts on the areas where we have a presence — the greater Tulare County area of California and the greater Grayson County area of Texas.

We support the Children’s Hospital of Central California, Kaweah Delta Medical Center, United Way and many other organizations. From CASA of Tulare County to the Boys & Girls Club in Denison, Texas, you can count on Ruiz Foods to be at the forefront of charitable giving.

As a longtime fixture in California’s Central Valley, one of our biggest joys comes from being able to give. Likewise, one of the hardest tasks is turning down requests for support. Ruiz Foods receives many more requests than our corporate charitable giving program allows us to grant. Due to the vast number of requests, we target specific areas: programs serving children and youth, and programs supporting education for children and young adults.

Ruiz Foods’s corporate giving program has specific criteria and guidelines for requests. Only those organizations meeting the criteria and guidelines need apply. Download the criteria and request forms.

INSPIRING HOPE AND CHANGE IN CHILDREN’S LIVES—RUIZ 4 KIDS

In addition to our corporate giving program, Ruiz Foods has a nonprofit organization, Ruiz 4 Kids, which was formed by Ruiz Foods team members more than 20 years ago. The organization is focused on providing opportunities to inspire hope and change in children’s lives. Ruiz 4 Kids accomplishes this by raising the most money possible in order to serve the crucial needs of children in the greater Tulare County area of California, and the greater Grayson County area of Texas. In the past five years, Ruiz 4 Kids has raised and distributed more than $2.3 million.

The organization is set to award a record-setting $300,000-plus in scholarships to college-bound high school seniors in 2014. In 2013, Ruiz 4 Kids awarded $352,189 in grants to four local nonprofit organizations serving the critical needs of children and youth. Click here to visit Ruiz 4 Kids’ website.

Each and every year, Ruiz Foods and Ruiz 4 Kids can be counted on to significantly contribute to support community organizations and education.