Banana shipper Turbana Corp. and a New York retailer are donating four salad bars to schools in New Hampshire and New York.
Coral Gables, Fla.-based Turbana and Schenectady, N.Y.-based Price Chopper’s donation will benefit 5,583 students in Keene, N.H., and Newburgh, N.Y., according to a Turbana news release.
Turbana and Price Chopper are partnering with the Washington, D.C.-based United Fresh Produce Association Foundation and the Let’s Move! Salad Bars to Schools initiative on the project.
“These salad bar donations couldn’t come at a better time,” Andrew Calvano, foodservice director for the Newburgh Enlarged City School District, said in the release. “We have an active Wellness Committee that has a goal to place a salad bar in every school, and we’ve already successfully implemented a salad bar at one of our middle schools. This contribution from Turbana and Price Chopper will enable us to expand our salad bar program, supporting our mission to provide healthy choices and educate students on the importance of healthy eating.”
Marion Tabard, Turbana’s marketing director, said the salad bars will provide fresh produce to children who might not otherwise have access to some fruits and vegetables.