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Denair-area family’s donated almonds nourish children
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An almond-growing family is donating nuts for children to snack on at several locations in and near Stanislaus County – along with kernels of knowledge about the industry. Sperry Farms, longtime growers east of Denair, launched its Farm to Kids program last year. It donates a pound of almonds for each pound that supporters buy in mason jars and other specialty packaging. The program helps nourish low-income children who might not eat enough wholesome foods, fifth-generation grower Sara Sperry says. “I challenge them to think about how they eat,” she said. “I call it ‘sharing the health.’ ” Sperry delivered a 200-pound donation to an after-school program at Agnes Baptist School in Modesto just before Christmas break.

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