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Chris Higgins' Fundraiser:

Tour de Fresh 2016

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BENEFITING: CALIFORNIA GIANT FOUNDATION

ORGANIZER: CALIFORNIA GIANT FOUNDATION

EVENT: Tour de Fresh Events

EVENT DATE: Jul 26, 2016

Chris Higgins

THE STORY:

Tour de Fresh wrote -

Tour de Fresh, presented by The California Giant Foundation, is the first-of-its-kind, collaborative event that unites the most significant brands and influencers in the fresh produce industry for a cycling event that raises funds to benefit the Let's Move Salad Bars to Schools campaign. The 2014 and 2015 events raised over $300,000 and placed over 90 salads bars in schools across the country!

The goal of the 2016 Tour de Fresh and its participants is to privately finance 75+ new salad bars. At a cost of less than $3,000 per salad bar per school, sponsors and participants alike strongly believe that providing healthy eating opportunities for school children should be a requirement.

Both academic research and actual experience in schools across the country are increasingly demonstrating that school children significantly increase their consumption of fruits and vegetables when given a variety of choices in a school fruit and vegetable salad bar. When offered multiple fruit and vegetable choices, children respond by trying new items, incorporating greater variety into their diets, and increasing their daily consumption of fruits and vegetables.

The benefit of salad bars in schools extends beyond the healthy foods consumed during the breakfast or lunch hour. Increased daily access to a variety of fruits and vegetables provides a personal experience about choices that can shape behavior far beyond the school lunch line. Children learn to make decisions that carry over outside of school, providing a platform for a lifetime of healthy snack and meal choices.

The White House Task Force on Childhood Obesity has endorsed schools using salad bars and upgrading cafeteria equipment to support providing healthier foods to kids. In 2009, the National Academy of Sciences' Institute of Medicine concluded that schools need to add as many as two servings of fruits and vegetables daily to meals in order to meet children's basic health requirements.

Many school districts are either unaware of the benefits salad bars can bring to their students, or have been unable to afford the basic equipment needed to adopt this strategy. The powerful health benefit that can come with a modern, food-safety compliant salad bar is too often blocked by the prohibitive capital cost in many school districts. Let's Move Salad Bars to Schools is creating the opportunity make change.

This year I (and Hort Americas) am supporting the Irving Independent School District.  Join me in making sure the kids of Irving Texas are healthy and prepared to learn.

$4,325

MONEY RAISED
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  • Chris Higgins

    $500

  • Farmbox Greens

    $250

  • Alberto & Kristilen

    $25

  • Larry & Jess

    $50

  • Laurie Kasparian

    $20

  • Village Farms LP

    $500

  • Brandi Marek

    $150

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Scottie Worrell

     

  • Glenn Behrman

    $100

  • Strata Farms

    $50

  • Houweling's Tomatoes

    $500

  • Rex Lawrence

    $10

  • Ceyhinz Link, Inc

    $1,000

  • Chris Higgins

    $500

  • Anthony Beckmann

    $100

  • Thor Johnson

    $100

  • G

    $20

  • Todd G

    $100

  • Charles Martin

     

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140% Raised of$3,100 Goal

The Team: $166,063 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

CALIFORNIA GIANT FOUNDATION

Amount Raised

$6,816

 

5% Raised of$150,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Freek Knol

Amount Raised

$6,750

 

218% Raised of$3,100 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Drew McDonald

Amount Raised

$6,481

Fundraiser Title

Adam Linder

Amount Raised

$5,642

Fundraiser Title

Jeff Church

Amount Raised

$5,135

Fundraiser Title

Kurt Brown

Amount Raised

$4,460

 

144% Raised of$3,100 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jeff Oberman

Amount Raised

$4,415

 

126% Raised of$3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Chris Higgins

Amount Raised

$4,325

 

140% Raised of$3,100 Goal

Donor Comments

Charles Martin

Charles Martin

3 years ago

Todd G

Todd G

DONATION: $100

Keep on keepin' on 3 years ago

G

G

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

Thor Johnson

Thor Johnson

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Anthony Beckmann

Anthony Beckmann

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Chris Higgins

Chris Higgins

DONATION: $500

On behalf of Grodan 3 years ago

Ceyhinz Link, Inc

Ceyhinz Link, Inc

DONATION: $1,000

3 years ago

Rex Lawrence

Rex Lawrence

DONATION: $10

3 years ago

Houweling's Tomatoes

Houweling's Tomatoes

DONATION: $500

3 years ago

Strata Farms

Strata Farms

DONATION: $50

3 years ago