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.
The United Fresh Start Foundation will continue its engagement with leading K-12 school foodservice buyers by hosting a 2-day networking and education program in Chicago, June 14-15, during the United Fresh Produce Association’s 2017 convention. This annual foundation program, the Produce Forum for School Success, connects the produce industry with influential K-12 school foodservice directors […]
Public-Private Partnership Helps Launch Salad Bars in Fort Worth Schools Mayors Join with Produce Industry Partners to Increase Children’s Access to Fresh Produce Fort Worth, TX – On Wednesday March 22, Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price and City of Benbrook Mayor Dr. Jerry Dittrich, joined representatives from the Fort Worth Independent School District, local produce […]
United Fresh Start Foundation Now Accepting Applications For New Community Grants Program Program Expands Foundation’s Mission to Increase Access to Fresh Produce WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 2, 2017) – The United Fresh Start Foundation is now accepting applications for its new Community Grants Program, established to help advance the organization’s mission to increase children’s access to […]
Delano High School Receives New Salad Bar, Thanks to California Women for Agriculture Donation is Providing 1,600 Students Increased with Increased Access to Fresh Produce Delano, California (February 27, 2017) – Today, members of the Kern County Chapter of California Women for Agriculture visited Delano High School to observe students using their new salad bar; a […]
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The United Fresh Start Foundation is launching a new Community Grants Program to help advance the organization’s mission to increase children’s access to fresh fruit and vegetables. The new initiative will provide $25,000 in grants to local community organizations and groups that share the United Fresh Start Foundation’s commitment to increasing kids’ access to fresh […]
EAST CHICAGO, IN (December 15, 2016) – To promote overall good nutrition and help limit the absorption of lead by children in East Chicago, the United Fresh Start Foundation is donating salad bars to all schools in the School City of East Chicago district. More than 4,600 students in the East Chicago, Indiana community will […]
United Fresh Start Foundation Connects Salad Bar Donors to Sacramento-area Schools Cyclists from the 2016 Tour de Fresh and Bayer visit Galt Elementary School District Galt, CA (December 8, 2016) – On Tuesday, December 6, the Galt Elementary School District in California hosted produce industry salad bar donors at the River Oaks and Valley Oaks […]
Click here for more information and tickets to the Legends Dinner. Bruce McEvoy to be Honored with 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award Award To Be Presented at the Foundation’s Produce Legends Dinner in New Orleans The United Fresh Produce Association will present its Lifetime Achievement Award to Bruce McEvoy at the 2017 Produce Legends Dinner, January […]
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 […]