The Grower-Shipper Association of Central California raised more than $43,000 to support the Grower-Shipper Association Foundations’s More Produce in Schools Program and United Fresh Produce Association Foundation’s campaign to place salad bars in schools.
The money was raised June 21-23 through the 74th annual GSA golf tournament and other events, including a dinner/dance and fashion show, according to a news release.
Tom Stenzel, United Fresh president and chief executive officer attended the event.
“I really want to thank (grower-shipper association chairwoman Margaret D’Arrigo-Martin) and all the members and staff of the Grower-Shipper Association and the GSA Foundation for their commitment,” Stenzel said in the release. “It’s great for our two associations to work together supporting a cause that’s a win-win for our industry, and our children.”
The foundation’s More Produce in Schools program focuses on solutions to the national obesity epidemic.
Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools was developed to increase children’s produce consumption.
The program supports first lady Michele Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative. More than 1,600 salad bars have been donated to schools through the program.