Growing Up Fresh

The United Fresh Start Foundation is focused on one core mission — to increase children’s access to fresh fruits and vegetables.

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The month of December

Season of Giving Back Raffle & Virtual Networking Events

During the Season of Giving Back, support our mission of getting fresh and healthy produce to children in need! With each $100 donation, you’ll be gifted an entry into the Season of Giving Back Raffle, featuring several great gifts, including a $5,000 grand prize. Plus, it’s your ticket for entry to three interactive virtual events that will bring our community together for holiday cheer!


Participants who donate at least $100 towards the Foundation, or who are employed by a corporate sponsor of the Season of Giving Back, are eligible to attend any of these three events.

  • December 3 at 8pm ET/5pm PT:
    A Night of Comedy for the Produce Industry
    They say laughter is the best medicine. Come together virtually to celebrate a year of goodwill with industry peers who put their best foot forward in a time of need. This star-studded lineup of laughs will have you rolling – from the comfort of your own home. Comedians Tyrone Stallone, Ophira Eisenberg, Luke Thayer, Fabrizio Copano and Jocelyn Chia will raise our spirits as we raise our glass to the industry.


  • December 9 at 8pm ET/5pm PT:
    Jingle and Mingle with Chef Todd Fisher
    The flavors of Carmel’s famous 7th & Dolores Steakhouse will fill your home this holiday season with a meal inspired by Chef Todd Fisher! During this happy hour, we will gather with friends, sip wine and see what Chef Todd has in store for our holiday feasts. Thirsty for more? There will be a drawing for a large-format bottle of wine from Folktale Winery & Vineyards, signed by the winemaker and Chef Todd. The winner will be drawn at random from all live participants at the end of the cooking demonstration.


  • December 17 at 8pm ET/5pm PT:
    Meet the Winemaker presented by Alloro Vineyard
    The last of our three Season of Giving Back events begins with a sneak peek of Alloro Vineyard hosted by their Winemaker and General Manager Tom Fitzpatrick. Raise a glass as we toast to the overwhelming generosity of our industry as we each gave in our own ways to support our communities, companies and each other throughout the pandemic of 2020. This evening will conclude with the Season of Giving Back Raffle Drawing just in time for the holidays.

Corporate Year-End Donation
As a corporate supporter, your business will showcase your commitment to the Foundation’s mission, while gaining access to benefits for your whole team! View Sponsorship Opportunities & Benefits.

For more information, contact Amanda Griffin, United Fresh’s Vice President, Education & Program Management, at 202.303.3412.