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Our annual Growing Healthy Kids campaign runs throughout September! Help us support local schools. We’ve set a big goal for ourselves--$3.4 million! That will help us provide schools with more grants for learning gardens, salad bars and educational beehives. And 100% of your contribution goes directly to nutrition and wellness programs for kids.
Through our grant programs, we’re fostering opportunities to connect kids to the root of their food. A school garden, salad bar or beehive can help spark a child’s curiosity and teach them to love fresh, nutritious, whole foods. Bring the joy of a garden or beehive to your school - applications start Sunday, September 1st and close Tuesday, October 15th, 2019. Salad Bar grant applications are accepted year-round.
We’ve been busy: we’ve just kicked off our September Growing Healthy Kids campaign , an annual monthlong fundraiser that supports our programs in the U.S., Canada and the UK, and we are also now accepting applications for Garden and Bee Grants through October 15, 2019.
"When Whole Kids Foundation was established, I had no experience in nonprofit work. I loved kids and knew I had to do everything in my power to make sure our children could reach their fullest potential."
We love helping school garden dreams come true, and are always encouraged to see the number of school garden grant applications we get every year. Some of them really stand out!
Only 2% of children eat enough fresh fruits and vegetables, and the typical elementary student receives just 3.4 hours of nutrition education each year — something needs to change! Our mission at Whole Kids Foundation is to improve children’s nutrition and wellness. It can seem like an overwhelming goal at times, but we’ve found successful ways to make swift changes on the school and community level.
Given the right opportunities, kids will get excited about fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains and other wholesome foods. Yes, really.