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A Win Win at Imperial Valley Food Bank

Updated: May 15, 2019

Jorgy at the Imperial Valley Food Bank

Since Toward Maximum Independence (TMI) opened its El Centro office in March 2016, the Imperial Valley has given us a very warm welcome! Our clients served by the El Centro office are thriving. One such client is Jorgy. She works with the team at the Imperial Valley Food Bank (IVFB). TMI Job Coach Isabel and Jorgy love the work they are doing at with the IVFB Weekend Backpack Program, Good Neighbor Bag, Partner Pantry, and USDA commodities sites. The team organizes inventory, prepares food for kids, and assists in the success of donor mailings, among other duties to help make IVFB the amazing organization that it is. “Jorgy has not only become part of the IVFB family, but is a major contributor to the success of programs within the organization,” said Cecilia Regalado, IVFB Program Coordinator. “IVFB serves over 20,000 individuals monthly, the TMI team helps ensure the needs of their community are met through hard work, compassion and willingness to care for residents of Imperial County.” The TMI team even attended one of IVFB’s largest distribution sites, helping serve over 300 families in Imperial County’s border town Calexico. “IVFB has helped Jorgy practice vocational, social and functional skills. I have seen a huge positive change in her social skills," said TMI Job Coach Isabel. "She has developed friendships at IVFB with staff and volunteers. She loves coming here and feels welcome.” Great job Jorgy and Isabel! Also a big shout out to TMI’s El Centro office and the Imperial Valley Food Bank for the wonderful work they are doing to help transform the lives of our clients!


An estimated 1 in 6 people are born with a developmental disability. Just like you they are born with hopes, dreams and the drive to contribute to society. Since 1981 Toward Maximum Independence (TMI) has transformed thousands of lives by providing assistance to children and adults with developmental disabilities, giving them the ability to realize their hopes and dreams.

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