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Tour de Fresh 2017

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BENEFITING: CALIFORNIA GIANT FOUNDATION

ORGANIZER: Tour de

EVENT: Tour de Fresh Events

EVENT DATE: Jul 25, 2017

Raymond Connelly

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. Since 2014, Tour de Fresh events have raised $494,325 and placed over 150 salads bars in schools across the country!

The goal of the 2017 Tour de Fresh and its participants is to privately finance 100+ new salad bars. At a cost of $3,100 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.

$2,710

MONEY RAISED
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  • Salad Bar Lover

    $25

  • Sara & Steve Wait

    $25

  • Andrew Pandol

    $50

  • Ian Duffield

    $100

  • Rex Lawrence at Joe Produce

     

  • Molly & Sande

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $2,000

  • Ross Bonn

    $100

  • l beaudreau

    $50

  • Steve Ottum

     

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77% Raised of $3,500 Goal

The Team: $170,916 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Ed Purves

Amount Raised

$11,540

 

192% Raised of $6,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Morgan HoweCobb and Cristen Bonz

Amount Raised

$11,360

Fundraiser Title

Nicolas Llanos

Amount Raised

$8,910

 

255% Raised of $3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jeff Church

Amount Raised

$7,185

Fundraiser Title

Charles Nelson

Amount Raised

$6,660

Fundraiser Title

Bryan Thornton

Amount Raised

$6,511

Fundraiser Title

Jeff Bruff

Amount Raised

$6,035

Fundraiser Title

Robert Leonard

Amount Raised

$5,610

Donor Comments

Steve Ottum

Steve Ottum

6 months ago

l beaudreau

l beaudreau

DONATION: $50

7 months ago

Ross Bonn

Ross Bonn

DONATION: $100

7 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $2,000

Go get em! 7 months ago

Molly & Sande

Molly & Sande

DONATION: $250

7 months ago

Rex Lawrence at Joe Produce

Rex Lawrence at Joe Produce

Carpe Diem Ray 7 months ago

Ian Duffield

Ian Duffield

DONATION: $100

7 months ago

Andrew Pandol

Andrew Pandol

DONATION: $50

8 months ago

Sara & Steve Wait

Sara & Steve Wait

DONATION: $25

Ride like the WIND Ray! 9 months ago

Salad Bar Lover

Salad Bar Lover

DONATION: $25

9 months ago