Friday, August 13, 2010

Schools can apply for salad bar kits thru Whole Foods grant

Whole Foods Market announced this week that it has teamed with Chef Ann Cooper, the "Renegade Lunch Lady," for a project that funds  salad bars for public schools across the country.

From now until Sept. 29, shoppers can donate to the project at the check-out or make a donation online through saladbarproject.org. Each salad bar kit costs approximately $2,500 dollars, and includes a Cambro® portable 5-well salad bar unit with all the necessary insert pans, cutting boards, knives and shipping costs.

Salad bar training tools and videos for school nutrition staff will also be available through TheLunchBox.org,

The salad bars will be donated to local schools through a simple online grant process. Any public elementary, middle or high school within 50 miles of a Whole Foods Market is eligible to apply with the support of the school principal, nutrition service director and the superintendent of the district. The online application and full criteria is available at saladbarproject.org.


For more information about The Salad Bar Project as well as solutions for affordable, healthy lunches and recipe ideas visit Whole Foods Market's Web site at: http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/backtoschool/.

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