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This year’s Tour de Fresh cycling event, presented by The California Giant Foundation, will benefit school districts in four states through the Salad Bars to Schools Program.

The regions have requested a combined 106 salad bars and serve communities of low-income families, according to a news release.

Tour de Fresh riders will raise funds for at least 10 salad bars in these areas:

  • Vista Unified School District, California;
  • Pueblo City Schools, Colorado;
  • Laredo Independent School District, Texas; and
  • Fairfax County Public Schools, Virginia.

“Tour de Fresh offers a unique opportunity for industry members to support a cause that we all passionately care about,” Helena Beckett, senior director of VMI and delivered sales for Salinas, Calif.-based Tanimura & Antle and Tour de Fresh steering committee member, said in the release. 

“This year, we hope to make a bigger splash by engaging riders and supporters to help bring salad bars to children in these four communities. We have a chance to help these schools offer a variety of fresh, nutritious choices every day. It’s extremely motivating and humbling.”

The event has raised more than $600,000 to provide salad bars to schools across the country, according to the release.

For more information, visit www.tourdefresh.com.