✨ REASON #3 to donate to Fresh Roots this giving season: School Food! ✨
DONATE HERE: https://freshroots.ca/its-thyme-year-end-fundraiser/
Did you know we partner with Growing Chefs on LunchLAB, an innovative and accessible school meal program, which teaches kids to cook, connects them to their local food system and builds community? Students at LunchLAB schools love cooking and eating produce from the Fresh Roots schoolyard farms in their nutritious lunches:
“Wow does this salad actually come from a high school in our city!?” – LunchLAB student.
Seeing, preparing and tasting veggies from our schoolyard farms encourages students’ to think beyond grocery store shelves, supports farmers, reduces food miles and celebrates local! As active members of the Coalition for Healthy School Food, Fresh Roots & Growing Chefs are among the organizations across Canada making the case for a much needed, comprehensive, farm-to-cafeteria, national school food program.
– Hope, Fund Development Coordinator at Fresh Roots
We are com’minting to raise $40,000 to get kids and youth learning and growing on schoolyard farms, and we need your help!
🥕10 people donating $10 will help us buy packets of seeds to grow 10 rows of carrots
🥕20 people donating $100 supports stipends for 3 SOYL youth learning and growing a bed of kale
LunchLAB CBC Documentary
Experience the power of school food in action by watching LunchLAB featured on the CBC Creators Network: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2oAlsUkUvY
Help get students biting into more of our schoolyard farm veggies at programs like LunchLAB & SOYL!