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.