Giving TuesdayThe Lettuce Grow Team | DECEMBER 10, 2020
Last week, we celebrated Giving Tuesday, an annual global movement that encourages individuals, families, and organizations to transform their communities during the season of generosity. It’s this different approach to traditional holiday buying habits, like Black Friday, that reminds our team to turn outwards and embrace the chance to make a difference.
This year, we marked the occasion with the expansion of our Lettuce Give program! This initiative is the manifestation of our mission to improve access to fresh, healthy food, regardless of location or income. Through Lettuce Give, we hope to preserve the environment for future generations and help create a better food system that truly benefits everyone.
This Giving Tuesday, we announced a greater commitment to donate 1 Farmstand for every 5 Farmstands purchased that day.
We are donating 150+ Farmstands thanks to your purchases through November and the beginning of December! We’re humbled to have shared these Farmstands with organizations like Safe Place for Youth which empowers young people experiencing homelessness in Venice, California to thrive by providing lasting, community-driven solutions that address racial and social inequality.
Other past recipients include Charlotte Lab School and Common Threads Farm. Charlotte Lab School is a North Carolina tuition-free public charter school that currently serves 850 students in grades K-9. The mission of the Lab School is to redesign the school experience to better prepare students for success in college and career and to become, through community partnerships, a model for innovative practices in teaching and leadership.
Common Threads Farm is Bellingham, WA based non-profit that promotes a seed-to-table approach to food production, nutrition and environmental stewards. Their mission is to connect kids to healthy food in the garden, in the kitchen, and at the table. Their core school-based program includes gardening lessons in the Fall & Spring, and cooking lessons in the winter. Common Threads also lead after school and Summer programs in low-income apartment complexes and community centers, and lead spring break and summer camps at WWU’s Outback Farm.
If you are a stakeholder at a school, nonprofit, or neighborhood organization, we’re eager to chat about how your community can participate in Lettuce Give.
Contact our team to share your story and get more information!
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