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Fresh Food For All!

By
Crystal Greaves,   Ridge View Community School
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Topics:
Access to Healthy Foods,  Community Involvement
Our school has had a backpack program for several years. Through partnerships with Fuel Up to Play 60 and Good Shepherd Food Bank, we have been able to replace many of our "filler foods" such as pasta with more nutritional foods like fresh produce, frozen meats and dairy.

How do you plan to make this Play last during the school year and beyond?

Through fundraisers and grants our program is currently funded for years to come.

What challenges did you face and how did you overcome them?

Having several hundred pounds of food delivered during the school day can certainly present some challenges! We have partnered with our local Kiwanis and they now take care of unpacking, sorting, and distributing the food twice a month.

How did you accomplish your goals?

With support from our local community, this program has been a huge success.