Creating a Home Garden
Gardening was never a one season activity. Fall has arrived, and there are still things you can grow! You don’t have to be an expert to start your own home garden, so we’ll just give you some starting tips. Starting a home garden is a great quarantine activity because it will provide you with food…continue reading
Mum’s the Fundraiser
Chrysanthemums are beautiful flowers that are easy to grow and care for, making them ideal for fundraising. As many of us are staying home, we could all use a splash of color to brighten up our days and maybe that of a passing neighbor’s. They’re a fall flower, November’s birth flower, and the colors they…continue reading
Explaining and Supporting the Food Justice Movement
The world is going through myriad changes right now, and these necessary growing pains are waking people up to issues that have existed since the beginning of American history. At the forefront is systemic racism, also known as institutional racism, meaning that racism has been embedded into our society and has normalized discrimination in many…continue reading
Spilling the Beans on a Coffee Fundraiser!
It’s always a great time for a coffee fundraiser, so we’re here to spill the beans on java sales! Here’s why we love connecting coffee roasters with local fundraising efforts. Why a Coffee Fundraiser is Practical and Profitable Coffee is one of the most practical products you can choose for a product fundraiser. it’s available…continue reading
Citrus Fundraiser: A Drop in Crops
Thinking about holding a citrus fundraiser this fall? We’ve got bad news. The Florida citrus industry that was once able to supply much of the country’s demand for OJ and fresh grapefruits has fallen victim to a bacterium that causes “citrus greening” in the last 10 or 15 years, causing a steep drop in the…continue reading
Local Fundraising Made Easy With the Local Food Hub
The Local Food Hub is making Virginia a better place for eaters and farmers alike. Representing dozens of farmers and artisan food producers, the Local Food Hub’s goal is to increase community access to local food, making it a great option for local fundraising initiatives. The best part is that it’s not just a place to…continue reading
Sugary Soda Will Kill You
Warning: the following infographic may be dangerous to your soda consumption. After surviving the onslaught of halloween candy, you may think you are safe, but added sugar lurks everywhere (but mostly in soft drinks). As addictive as cocaine, and as pervasive as salt (a compound we actually need to survive), the average american child consumes 32…continue reading
October 24th is Food Day 2015
Food Day 2015 is almost here. It’s a day of inspiration, action, and personal and political change and you are hereby invited to be part of it. Every October 24, thousands of events bring people together to celebrate and enjoy real food and to push for improved policies. The theme for this year is “Toward…continue reading
Farm to school works!
After a few years of experience with farm-to-school programs across the country, there is enough data for academic researchers to demonstrate with replicable studies what you already know in your heart: kids eat more healthy food in schools with farm-to-school programs. Read more on the USDA site. For us, this reinforces our belief that teaching kids…continue reading
From Pew Trusts: Are School Fundraisers a Back Door for Junk Food?
The ubiquitous school fundraiser has become a back door for junk food sales to kids. See how policymakers are fighting back in this video.continue reading