Students Team Up with Farmers to Raise Funds and Fill Food Banks

Students team up with farmers to raise funds and fill food banks

Photo: East-Selkirk Middle School students are learning about local foods while raising money and food donations for their community.

The 6th annual Farm to School Manitoba Healthy Choice Fundraiser program is kicking off and helping kids feed families and raise money at the same time. The program is a fundraiser for schools and daycares across the province. They get to keep 50 per cent of what they sell; the rest goes to the farmers, who are offering them the produce at a reduced rate.

The students sell packages of locally grown veggies like carrots, potatoes, onions, and parsnips in $10 or $20 bundles. Customers can either keep them or donate them to a local food bank. The fundraising school keeps its share of the profits either way. Last year the program raised over $400,000 for schools and child-care centres across the province. Read More…

CBC News
September 17, 2015

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