December 6th, is Colorado Gives Day. Because F3 is based in Boulder, we have the opportunity to increase the value of each dollar raised through incentive dollars offered via Giving First . Please help us continue to offer free resources and tools to everyone interested in improving the lives of kids in our country.
It’s been a great year for F3. We’ve added programs! In addition to expanding our resources and tools on The Lunch Box , we joined forces with Whole Foods Market and other partners to launch Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools , a 3 year effort to bring 6000 salad bars to schools across the country, 1,000 have already been donated. Adding a salad bar can be the first step to a school’s lunch makeover – teaching kids that colors and flavors abound outside the familiar cardboard and plastic wrap of today’s food choices. We have created a new Rainbow Day Activity Guide to help parents, kids and schools generate excitement about salad bar as part of their daily lunch. We also created a guide to salad bar implementation for school districts called Salad Bars – The Lunch Box Guide .
In October F3 received a Hunger Relief grant from the Walmart Foundation and we’re preparing to launch Healthy Breakfast 4 Kids in February 2012, an equipment grant program that will grant $2500 equipment grants to help establish universal breakfast in 118 high needs rural schools.
We have a big wish list for 2012 and are asking for your continued support . When we sent our survey in September, many of you helped us by responding and identifying the improvements you’d like to see on The Lunch Box. In order for us to continue to build out the web portal with more recipes, more resources for parents, and more educational tools and resources for school districts we need your financial support .
Ann, Beth, Barbara and Sunny wish all of you a wonderful, safe and healthy Holiday Season. Look for our next newsletter in early 2012!
Beth Collins, Executive Director and Ann Cooper, Founder