The United Fresh Start Foundation is focused on one core mission — to increase children’s access to fresh fruits and vegetables. We believe every child should grow up with access to fresh, wholesome fruits and vegetables to ensure a stronger, healthier future.
Produce Industry Raises $100K For Kids United Fresh Start Foundation’s First Annual Gala Dinner & Fundraising Auction Last week, hundreds of produce industry leaders gathered at the Rancho Bernardo Inn in San Diego for the first annual United Fresh Start Foundation Conference & Gala Dinner. The “Bids for Kids” fundraising auction raised $100,000 on Tuesday […]
Phil Muir is the President and CEO of Muir Copper Canyon Farms, a distributor of fresh produce and specialty foods to foodservice customers in Utah and Wyoming. His firm currently supplies 22 school districts in Utah and is also the Department of Defense (DoD) fresh program supplier for Utah and western Wyoming. Phil took some […]
Washington, D.C. (October 30, 2017) — The United Fresh Start Foundation will become the host event in January 2018 for both the association’s and foundation’s traditional winter leadership meetings. “With the growing importance of the United Fresh Start Foundation’s work to increase children’s access to fresh produce, we wanted to create a new annual platform […]
Washington, D.C. (October 17, 2017) – The United Fresh Start Foundation is pleased to announce the second round of recipients of its Community Grants Program. The Program advances the Foundation’s mission to increase children’s access to fresh fruit and vegetables. It extends the Foundation’s work beyond the school day, focusing on increasing access after school, […]
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Salad Bars Provided to Over 5,000 Schools, Thanks to Multi-Year Campaign Co-Founded by United Fresh Start Foundation Event Celebrates Milestone Achievement and School Food Leaders In just seven years, Salad Bars to Schools, a public private partnership founded by United Fresh Start Foundation, Whole Foods Market, Chef Ann Foundation and the National Fruit and […]
United Fresh Produce Association announces the hiring of Kate Olender, MS, MPH, as Senior Director of Health and Wellness, a new position created to provide leadership to nutrition and health programs within the United Fresh Start Foundation and support the Association’s business programs related to health and wellness. Olender will provide strategic direction implementing the […]
The old adage “an apple a day, keeps the doctor away” is a lifestyle approach that Brooke High School students are taking seriously, especially when it comes to food options available at school. Before summer break, students in the Cooking Club at Brooke submitted a request to school administration to provide a salad bar in […]
United Fresh Start Foundation Announces Recipients of 2017 Inaugural Community Grants Program Program Expands Foundation’s Mission to Increase Children’s Access to Fresh Produce Washington, DC (June 20, 2017) – Last week, at the United Fresh Convention in Chicago, the United Fresh Start Foundation announced the recipients of its inaugural Community Grants Program. The Foundation established […]
Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools
Each day in America, more than 30 million children eat meals in schools. That adds up to more than 2.2 billion breakfasts and over 5 billion lunches served each year! Our foundation is helping students across the nation gain access to fresh fruits and vegetables in schools in a number of creative ways. SALAD BARS […]