Supporting school food and gardening programs
Advocating for school food reform and gardening programs inside and outside of schools play such a critical role in shaping lifelong health eating habits for so many children. In the spirit of deepening kid’s connection to food, for the month of September, a portion of sales will support 3 amazing programs across the US.
- Gardeneers (Chicago, Illinois): Gardeneers works with Chicago’s South- and Westside schools and communities to contribute positively to the larger food system. They do this by supporting youth in their school garden and farm programs to build their own knowledge, skills, and habits to become leaders who care for themselves, their environment, and their communities.
- The Edible Schoolyard Project (Berkeley, California): The Edible Schoolyard Project is dedicated to the transformation of public education by using organic school gardens, kitchens, and cafeterias to teach both academic subjects and the values of nourishment, stewardship, and community. Edible education provides hands-on experiences that connect students to food, nature, and each other; and it systematically addresses the crises of climate change, public health, and social inequality.
- Chefs for Impact (NYC, New York): In partnership with chefs, farmers and artists, Chefs for Impact provides educational opportunities for students from Pre-K to 2nd grade throughout NY state to dive deeper into how food affects our health and the environment through fun and creative hands-on learning– at after school programs, summer camps, and field trips. Their goal is to transform kids relationship to food and encourage more sustainable eating behaviors.