California Rodeo & Ag Against Hunger Partner For 3rd Year Of Fight Hunger Night

SALINAS, CA – This Friday night, July 19th, will be the third annual Produce Mascot Race for Fight Hunger Night at the California Rodeo Salinas. This event will be held on the track during the 2nd performance of the Rodeo, which starts at 6:00pm. The race will feature ten mascots from local produce companies racing for charity, bragging rights and a chance to defend their title of the fastest mascot on the track. The participating produce companies are sponsors of the Rodeo and paid an entry fee to participate in the race. The race entry fee is then donated to Ag Against Hunger, whose mission is to alleviate hunger by creating a connection between the agricultural community and food assistance programs.  In the past two years, this event has raised over $25,000 for Ag Against Hunger.

Participating companies are: Bengard Ranches, Chiquita Brands International, Church Brothers, Dole Fresh Vegetables, Duda Farm Fresh Foods, Ocean Mist, Pacific International Marketing, Tanimura & Antle, Taylor Farms and The Nunes Company. Don’t miss this entertaining race on Fight Hunger Night, presented by Wells Fargo. Information, ticket details and a full schedule can be found at

About California Rodeo Salinas

The California Rodeo Salinas will take place July 18-21, 2013. The California Rodeo Association is a not-for-profit organization that strives to preserve and promote the traditions of the California Rodeo Salinas and the West. We support the community and other non-profit organizations through the staging of the annual California Rodeo Salinas and other year round operations of the Salinas Sports Complex. Through donation of our facility, vending and fundraising opportunities during Rodeo and other events, the California Rodeo Association returns over $350,000 annually to local non-profits. For more information about the California Rodeo Salinas, log on to or call the California Rodeo Office at 831-775.3100. ‘Like’ the California Rodeo on Facebook at or follow us on twitter @CaliforniaRodeo for updates, photos and more.

About Ag Against Hunger

Ag Against Hunger is a nonprofit agency that prevents agricultural waste by gathering fresh local produce and donating that produce to food banks in the tri-county area (Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Benito), throughout the State of California, and across the West Coast.  Since 1990, area growers and shippers have donated more than 200 million pounds of fresh, surplus fruit and vegetables to help feed people in need. To learn more about Ag Against Hunger, visit, ‘like’ us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @AgAgainstHunger.

Source: Ag Against Hunger