Tour de Fresh 2019 logo ( Courtesy California Giant )

The California Giant Foundation is preparing for the sixth annual Tour de Fresh ride, set for Oct. 12-16.

The four-day cycling trip raises funds benefitting the United Fresh Start Foundation to help students get access to fresh produce through salad bars, according to a news release.

So far, the 2019 ride has raised more than $130,000 for salad bars but Tour de Fresh is looking to surpass the $149,588 raised in 2018, according to the release.

“Another year has flown by and our highly-anticipated fundraiser Tour de Fresh is almost here,” Cindy Jewell, vice president of marketing for the California Giant Berry Farms, said in the release. “As professionals in the fresh produce industry, making sure everyone has access to fresh fruits and vegetables is at the heart of what we do, and we are so proud to partner with Salad Bars to Schools to see this come to fruition.”

Salad Bars to Schools has received 308 requests from schools across the U.S., according to the release. Tour de Fresh participants set a goal to finance at least 50 salad bars and are asking the fresh produce industry, friends and family to support the cause.

To donate, visit or contact the Tour de Fresh team at [email protected]

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