School is out for summer vacation. It is a time to retire pencils, notebooks and erasers, time to say good bye to old friends for the summer and time to begin dreaming about the lazy days of summer that are only moments away. While everyone is getting into vacation mode, I wanted to leave one more school ‘food for thought’ before we start summer vacation, that just can’t wait until September!
This year, as my DD3 enter JK, I have vowed to be more apart of the St. Joseph school’s community and what better way then to volunteer for the fundraising committee. There are many areas that need extra money to provide our children with access to the best education system possible. One way that schools do this is through fundraising. Growing up, I remember selling cards and wrapping paper to earn extra money. Many times, people would reluctantly buy it, begrudgingly, knowing that they would never use it. What if your school could offer something to the community that they not only use on a daily basis but also helps support the community at the same time?
Fresh From the Farm
Apples, carrots, and potatoes. I don’t know about you, but these are staples in my house! Why not make some money for our school using fruits and veggies that are staples in our own homes?! Fresh from the Farm is a healthy fundraising for Ontario Schools. It is entering year three of a pilot project and so far has been making a tremendous difference to farmers, schools and the whole community.
Fresh from the Farm provides schools the opportunity to raise funds by selling fresh, Ontario fruit and vegetables to the community, while supporting healthy eating and Ontario’s farmers.
School offer two amazing packages to family, neighbours and friends and help to stimulate the local economy in the process. What I love about the program is we are offering healthy, nutritious food to our family s while teaching our children about the importance of healthy eating. It opens a wide variety of conversations like how our meals get from the field to the table, how to select proper ingredients and the benefits of local farms!
- Bundle A includes: 3 lb Carrots, 3 lb Onions, 5 lb Potatoes, and 3 lb Sweet Potatoes
- Bundle B includes: 8 lb gift box of Empire Apples
Follow along as I help lead my school, St Joseph Catholic school, through this amazing experience. Learn the ins and outs, the ups and downs and how to make this program a success in your school!
If you are inspired this amazing project, verify your school is eligible HERE and visit www.FreshFromFarm.ca to ENROL.
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