Disclosure: This is a sponsored post for Produce for Kids and Publix. I have received a gift card and will be using it to donate food to a local charity.
Produce For Kids
Even if you have only been following me for a short period, the one thing you have come to learn is that I am a mush for Social Good campaigns, just like the Produce for Kids campaign that was recently launched. I just can’t say no, ever! Especially when it involves children, oh gosh I love kids.
Produce for Kids and Publix are teaming up for the third annual Healthy Families, which promotes the consumption of fresh produce while supporting nutrition education efforts.
The campaigns focus is to help educate families on the benefits of healthy eating and raising money to support local health and wellness classroom projects through DonorsChoose.org. Publix has been a leader in fundraising for local children’s organizations, having raised more than $2.4 million since 2002.
All you are being asked to do is buy more produce, fresh produce, during your shopping trips through October 22nd. There are either participating produce suppliers who will in turn be making consumption-based donations to DonorsChoose.org.
When shopping at Publix, be on the lookout for Produce for Kids signage, featuring The Very Hungry Caterpillar™ by Eric Carle, in the produce section of all Publix stores to find out more information on the campaign. By visiting www.produceforkids.com, you will have access to tons of tools and resources like over 150 RD-approved recipes, meal planning tools, and healthy tips from real parents.
In the spirit of good-nature fun, you can snap a photo of The Very Hungry Caterpillar sign in your local Publix produce department and upload it to Instagram using the hashtag #ProduceForKids and be sure to tag @ProduceforKids to be entered to win one of two very cool The Very Hungry Caterpillar gift baskets.
DonorsChoose.org is an online charity aimed at helping public and charter schoolteachers across America obtain the supplies needed for their classrooms. To date, 190,000 public and charter schoolteachers have used DonorsChoose.org to secure $247 million in books, art supplies, technology and other resources to enhance student learning. Teachers in Publix’s market are encouraged to upload their health and nutrition-based classroom projects as early as Sept. 25 to receive funding from the Healthy Families, Helping Kids program. Produce for Kids will be enlisting the help of the public to match donations to all projects that meet these requirements. For more information on teacher eligibility, please visit DonorsChoose.org.
I am sure you will recognize some of your favorite companies as supporting members of the Helping Families, Helping Kids campaign, such as, Apio, Inc. – Eat Smart® Fresh Cut Vegetables; Buddy Fruits® 100%
Blended Fruit Pouches; Del Monte Foods® – Fruit Naturals® Cups; Chiquita Fresh – Fresh Express® Packaged
Salads; Florida Department of Citrus – 100% Florida Orange Juice, Florida Oranges & Florida Grapefruit;
Evolution Fresh® Juices & Smoothies; Ventura Foods – Marie’s® Refrigerated Salad Dressings; Paramount
Farms – Wonderful® Pistachios. Additional support is provided by Chiquita Fresh – Chiquita® Bananas.
Disclosure: Mama’s Mission was received compensation for sharing this post. All opinions are 100% my own and I only share information on brands, programs and such that I believe in. The Instagram giveaway is being hosted by Produce for Kids and they are the responsible party for the fulfillment of the prize. The disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.