3,456 Schools Get New Salad Bars

3,456 Schools Get New Salad Bars

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8.4 million dollars have been raised so far in the Salad Bars to Schools initiative.

Since its launch in 2010, the partnership has granted 3,456 salad bars to 1,097 school districts nationwide.

It was founded by Food Family Farming Foundation, National Fruit and Vegetable Alliance, United Fresh Produce Association Foundation, and Whole Foods Market as part of Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move campaign.

40 cyclists will ride up the scenic California coast from Carmel to Lost Angeles in an October fundraiser called The Tour de Fresh. Each Tour de Fresh rider hopes to raise enough money to place one salad bar in a school for — $3,000 for the cost of the bar and accompanying utensils.

Fresh Summer Fruit by Sal Falko (via Flickr with CC license)

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