What is Power Your Lunchbox Pledge®?
The Power Your Lunchbox Pledge® was created to empower families with ideas, tips, recipes and more that help them pack nutritious and delicious lunches.
Thank you to everyone who took the Power Your Lunchbox Pledge to eat a healthier lunch for back to school this year! For every pledge taken, our partners donated a collective $1 to Feeding America®, providing 11 meals* to families in need. During back to school 2017, 27,072 families and classrooms pledged to eat a healthier lunch, helping us raise 297,792 meals for families in need through Feeding America!
Pledging is closed for back to school, but we’ll return January 8, 2018 to re-inspire you for the new year. Be sure to follow Produce for Kids on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest for year-round healthy eating inspiration and updates on the Power Your Lunchbox Pledge.
Power Your Lunchbox Pledge is brought to you by Produce for Kids, a cause marketing company helping families eat healthier with simple registered dietitian-approved recipes, expert advice, and tips from fellow parents.
*$1 helps provide 11 meals secured by Feeding America® on behalf of local member food banks
Meet Our Proud Supporters
The following companies are proud supporters of the Power Your Lunchbox Pledge.
In 2013, Avocados from Mexico was born as the marketing arm of the two organizations that represent the Avocados from Mexico business in the United States. It was formed as a not-for-profit organization charged with the purpose of coordinating the marketing activities for the Mexican Hass Avocados Importers Association, MHAIA and The Association of Growers and Packers of Avocados From Mexico (APEAM).
A grower, packer and shipper of California citrus, Bee Sweet Citrus is an emerging leader in today’s agriculture industry. Founded by current President Jim Marderosian in 1987, Bee Sweet Citrus is a family owned and operated company, and provides over 20 different varieties of citrus to its consumers! Located in the heart of California’s Central Valley, Bee Sweet is focused on innovation, sustainability and customer satisfaction.
Crispy Green Inc. is the maker of Crispy Fruit freeze-dried fruit snacks, “100% pure fruit, nothing else!” Made from only the finest fruits available, Crispy Fruit snacks are the result of a sophisticated freeze-drying process, which removes the water and leaves behind the fruit’s true essence in a light and crispy texture that’s perfect for snacking. Crispy Fruit snacks are a delicious, convenient way to add more fruit to your daily diet.
Earthbound Farm began more than 30 years ago in a little backyard garden with a big commitment to organic farming. Today we’re the largest organic produce grower in North America, working with 150 family farmers to offer 100+ varieties of healthy, delicious organic salads, fruits and vegetables. Organic isn’t a line extension, it’s all we do.
The World of Eric Carle embodies the joys of playful learning and an appreciation of art and nature that generations have experienced through Eric Carle’s timeless stories and unique artwork. The World of Eric Carle inspires children to be creative, expressive and imaginative, encouraging them to explore and enjoy the world around them, while fostering lifetime personal values.
Since 2005, GROW by Organics Unlimited banana purchases have helped provide more than $2 million in aid, creating a better quality of life for communities within the agricultural areas of Mexico and Ecuador. GROW programs help provide educational, dental and vision support, clean drinking water and other necessities to those who need it the most. With every banana purchased, you help support the GROW program. Share the message using #GROWmonth this September.
NatureFresh Farms™ has grown to become one of the largest independent, vertically integrated greenhouse vegetable growers in North America. Family owned NatureFresh Farms™ ships Non-GMO greenhouse grown produce year-round to key retailers throughout North America. To learn more about how we grow, visit naturefresh.ca.
Pero Family Farms® has grown out of a passion for food, a healthy environment, and our sincere interest in producing the highest quality produce, since 1908. We are proud supporters of Produce for Kids, and believe teaching kids about the importance of healthy food choices encourages a healthy lifestyle that will last a lifetime. As a national leader in fresh cut vegetables, we strive to provide families with the freshest, most nutritious produce, packaged in convenient options that make it easy to eat healthy. Visit us at PeroFamilyFarms.com to find your new favorite recipe, and to learn more about our wide array of family-friendly side dishes!
For over 40 years, Sun World has taken great pride in growing the freshest, most delicious table grapes for your good health and enjoyment. Our signature red, green and black grape varieties are known for their sensational flavor, crisp and juicy textures and incredible size. And with an abundance of beneficial nutrients, Sun World grapes are the perfect treat for all ages. Learn more about grape nutrition, recipes and more at Sun-World.com or by following SunWorldFruit on Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter.
Did you know, kids have 3X the taste buds of adults? No wonder they can have a hard time eating veggies! Vegy Vida is a new line of dips (’n more!) made with a special ingredient from cucumbers that softens veggie flavor, so kids learn to love them for life! Developed by Moms with a Greek yogurt base, 8 grams of protein and zero sugar, gluten, nuts or GMOs, Vegy Vida is delicious for dipping and topping vegetables. Available in five great flavors loved by kids (and their grownups): Creamy Ranch, Zesty Southwest, Cheesy Cheddar, Savory Bacon and Cool Buffalo. Look for us in your local Walmart and other retailers, or click here for where to buy near you.
Zespri International exports premium kiwifruit and is recognized as one of the world’s most successful horticulture marketing companies. Based in Mount Maunganui, New Zealand, Zespri is 100 percent owned by current or past kiwifruit growers, and employs approximately 400 people in New Zealand, Asia, Europe and the Americas. The Zespri brand is the global leader in premium quality kiwifruit. On behalf of 2,500 growers in New Zealand and 1,200 growers based elsewhere, Zespri manages kiwifruit innovation and supply management, distribution management and marketing of Zespri Green, Zespri SunGold, and Zespri Organic. For more information on Zespri North America, please visit www.zesprikiwi.com.
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