Harry Truman Middle School and Cypress and Randall Pepper elementary schools received $1,500 each. Fontana High School received $2,500 to put toward the FOHI choir and ballet folklórico programs, as well as $3,000 to support families in need and student scholarships.
Cypress Elementary will invest the donation in student, staff and parent incentives; Randall Pepper will use the funds for Northgate Market gift cards for families to spend over the holidays and school year; Truman Middle also will use the funds for food gift cards to help students’ families enjoy the winter season.
The event featured student performances by Fontana High School’s choir and ballet folklórico group. During the event, the Gonzalez family spoke about the company’s history and the role the store will serve in the community.
The donations from the family-owned independent grocery chain are part of the company’s philanthropic efforts through the Gonzalez Reynoso Family Foundation, which provides more than $100,000 in donations to schools and neighborhood sports teams each year.
“Fontana Unified is exceptionally grateful to Northgate Gonzalez Market for their generous donations and ensuring FUSD families can enjoy the holiday season,” Fontana Unified Interim Superintendent Juan M. López said. “Thanks to dedicated community partners like Northgate Market, Fontana Unified can continue supporting families and investing in programs for students.”