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More Produce in Schools

There is a national obesity epidemic and unfortunately our community and our children are not immune. In the US it is estimated that 93 million people are at some stage of obesity. Diabetes is expected to increase 165% by 2050.

Although surrounded by wholesome and healthy produce, our schools do not have the resources and at times the information to properly feed our children with the fresh produce so necessary to a well-balanced and healthy diet.

We work with local foodservice directors to help find effective solutions to getting more fresh produce in our schools. We also launched an innovative Salad Bar Program. In this program companies and individuals can actually, through a small donation, sponsor a salad bar for one of our local schools. This is a proactive and innovative solution to a serious local and national problem.

The Grower-Shipper Association Foundation's "More Produce in Schools" Program is grateful to the Salinas Valley Food & Wine Festival 2019 for supporting our program!

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We are proud to partner with the Salinas Valley Food & Wine Festival 2018 as their designated charity. Together, we raised $10,000 for the More Produce in Schools Program.

Thank you to all the donors that make it possible to provide Salad Bars in Schools!



Salad Bar Program - You can make a difference.

Grower Shipper Association Foundation has a program that puts your resources to work in exactly the right place. For a donation of only $3,500 you can sponsor a salad bar which will be placed in one of our local schools. It is an effective way to give our schools and our children the equipment they need so that fresh salads are available. Can you think of a more direct way to positively impact the food our children are able to obtain in school?

Your donation will make an immediate impact. All you have to do is sponsor the salad bar and Grower Shipper Association Foundation contacts the school and works with the administration to install the salad bar.

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