LIVINGSTON, Calif., Sept. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its ongoing support of California youth programs, Foster Farms will cheer on select high school football teams as the presenting sponsor of Levi's® Stadium High School Football Series this Saturday, September 23, 2017. This event gives high school athletes the opportunity to compete in Levi's Stadium, home to the San Francisco 49ers and host field to Super Bowl 50. This year's high school double-header lineup will feature Los Altos (CA) vs. Wilcox (Santa Clara) at 3:30 p.m. followed by St. Mary's (Stockton) vs. Mater Dei (Santa Ana) at 7 p.m., two teams ranked in the top-25 nationally.
"We are committed to helping California students and young athletes reach their full potential," said Ira Brill, Foster Farms Director of Communications. "This series allows California high school players to live their dream of playing on the same turf as many NFL greats. It will be a memorable day for the players, their families and their communities and we are thrilled to help make these dreams a reality."
The High School Series event kicks off Foster Farms' season of giving in advance of the Foster Farms Bowl which takes place Wednesday, December 27th at Levi's Stadium. The Foster Farms Bowl is dedicated to fighting hunger and provides meals for underserved populations in the Bay Area. The Foster Farms Bowl also supports youth arts through the 'Oh Say, Can You Sing?' competition whereby youth singers compete for a chance to perform the national anthem at the Foster Farms Bowl.
Family-owned Foster Farms is dedicated to youth programs and hunger relief. The company's partnerships with local food banks help provide critical food and meal resources to families in need year round. Foster Farms' alliance with Second Harvest Food Bank expanded Food 4 Thought an incentive-based education program that addresses two fundamental needs – hunger and education. Students participating in additional weekly academic and extracurricular activities earn groceries twice a month for their families. The program has provided 5,300 elementary students in Stanislaus County alone with more than 1.75 million pounds of food.
About Foster Farms Since 1939, West Coast families have depended on Foster Farms for premium-quality chicken and turkey products. Foster Farms is the leading producer of organic and antibiotic-free poultry on the West Coast and specializes in fresh, all-natural chicken and turkey products free of preservatives, additives or injected sodium enhancers. Based in California's Central Valley, with more than 32 family farms in the Pacific Northwest, Foster Farms fresh chicken and turkey are produced in or near each region served. Foster Farms also produces delicious pre-marinated, ready-to-cook and fully cooked products that meet the quality and convenience needs of today's home cooks, retailers, warehouse clubs and foodservice customers. Family-owned and operated, the company continues its legacy of excellence and commitment to quality established by its founders, Max and Verda Foster. Visit www.fosterfarms.com to learn more.
Commitment to Fighting Hunger Foster Farms proudly supports the communities in which it operates. Since 2008, through partnerships with local hunger relief organizations, Foster Farms helped provide West Coast families with more than 450,000 holiday meals and 5,300 Stanislaus county elementary students with more than 1.75 million pounds of food. The Foster Farms Bowl carries on the tradition of helping local families in need with ticket sales directly benefiting local hunger relief organizations.