Community Involvement

Centinela donates to Imperial Valley Food Bank

Centinela employee wears mask while handing a check to a masked woman at a food bank.
Kenneth Phillips, left, Community Resource Manager, Centinela State Prison, presents a check to Stefanie Campos, Marketing and Communications Manager, Imperial Valley Food Bank.

By Lt. Virginia Cortez

Centinela State Prison staff and incarcerated population recently worked together to raise $10,740 for Imperial Valley charities.

The efforts led to Centinela staff delivering an $8,590 check to the Imperial Valley Food Bank. A charitable bicycle giveaway will get the remainder of the funds later.

The COVID-19 outbreak hit the Imperial County economy and residents hard. The Imperial Valley Food Bank is a non-profit charitable corporation. Established in 1991, the food bank feeds those in need living in the Imperial County.

Overall, Centinela State Prison has raised more than $16,000 to support the important services that the Imperial Valley Food Bank provides. 

Learn more about the food bank and how CDCR remains community involved.