UPDATED: California salad bar donations hit 436 - The Packer

UPDATED: California salad bar donations hit 436

05/15/2013 03:00:00 PM
Mike Hornick

Sixteen organizations each donated 10 or more salad bars, totaling about 250 between them. The top donors were:

  • Apio Inc.
  • California Table Grape Commission
  • Duda Farm Fresh Foods
  • DuPont Crop Protection
  • Fresh Produce & Floral Council
  • Grimmway Farms
  • Grower-Shipper Association Foundation
  • The Health Trust
  • Pacific Tomato Growers
  • Paramount Community Giving
  • Produce Marketing Association
  • Rabobank N.A.
  • Safeway Foundation
  • SaveMart Cares
  • Silicon Valley Leadership Group
  • Whole Kids Foundation

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Salinas, CA  |  May, 16, 2013 at 09:56 AM

This is ironic. Dole Fresh vegetable donated Salad bars to all the schools in the Monterey school district last year. Now, the Food workers union is demanding they be removed because "They are interfering with our members breaks and impinging on their lunch period." It seems the salad bars are so popular with the students that the food workers can't keep them stocked. Of course, this demand is being made during contract negotiations with the district. It's kind of sad that the Union values their workers over the health of the children they are supposed to serve.

Karen Sanchez Wright    
Banning, CA  |  May, 16, 2013 at 12:10 PM

The students loves the salad bars and I started them in my elementary schools 27 years ago and helped several districts put them in. I just ignore the negative people and do what the students like. I started them, because a student said "why can't we have salad bars like sizzlers", so I looked into to doing them to meet the school lunch requirements. It funny how people are riding the" new idea about salad bars" and I have had the passion of salad bars for over 27 years.

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