SIDNEY, OHIO — May 7, 2013 — Freshway Foods announced today that it has made a contribution of $2,500 to the Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools campaign. This donation will fund the placement of a salad bar in one of over 1,200 schools that have applied for support from the program.
Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools is a grassroots effort of the Food Family Farming Foundation, National Fruit and Vegetable Alliance, United Fresh Produce Association Foundation, and Whole Foods. “We are proud to support this initiative to give school children access to fresh fruits and vegetables,” said Frank Gilardi, CEO of Freshway Foods. “Salad bars encourage increased consumption of fruits and vegetables among children, and help form healthy snack and meal habits that are essential to reducing childhood obesity.”
The goal of Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools is to implement 6,000 salad bars by the end of 2013. To learn more about how to support a salad bar, visit www.saladbars2schools.org.