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Coast-to-Coast School Gardens Tour Media Panel

School Gardening Leaders Highlight Strengths of Outdoor Education in Expert Media Panel

The Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation hosted the first media panel on the impact of school gardening programs, following its inaugural Growing School Gardens Coast-to-Coast Tour. Featuring school gardening leaders and subject matter experts, the panel unpacked the benefits of outdoor education, recognizing its therapeutic role as a space where children can socialize safely and navigate the complex emotions created by the pandemic. Panelists also discussed how learning gardens can strengthen nutritious eating habits, yielding substantial health improvements for students. Watch the full panel discussion here.

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Save the Date Coast-to-Coast School Gardens Tour

Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation Hosting First-Ever Coast-to-Coast School Gardens Tour

To celebrate school gardening programs across the country, the Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation will host the first-ever, virtual school gardens tour on April 27th. This 30-minute event will take viewers from Hawai’i to Washington, D.C., highlighting seven school gardens along the way. Featuring interactive lessons and reflections from students, this tour will showcase how school gardens help teach nutrition and environmental literacy, STEM education, and social-emotional wellness in a safe and welcoming space. Watch the full tour here.

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Sprouts Supports Spaces of Opportunity to Help Fight Phoenix Food Desert

NBC12 shared how the 19-acre farm brings together community to provide fresh food to Phoenix families. Watch the broadcast.

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Kansas City Community Gardens: Growing to New Heights

Across Kansas City, school and community gardens helped to fulfill nutrition needs of many residents in 2020. KCCG’s Development Director, Jennifer Fink, reflects on the ways her staff adapted operations to meet increased demand and the surprising impact the pandemic has had on garden utilization and output. Read more here.

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Cooking with Kids Turns Up the Heat on Virtual Learning

For 25 years, Cooking with Kids has provided nutrition education and hands-on cooking lessons to students across northern New Mexico. Even during this unprecedented school year, their dedicated staff are creating invaluable opportunities to keep kids healthy, engaged, and learning from home. Learn about their programs.

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Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation Targets Nutrition Education, Fresh Food Access Amid Pandemic

Every child deserves access to fresh, healthy food, every day. Learn more about how the Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation is supporting nutrition education and fresh food access though their 2020 grant awards. Read the full story here.

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18 Reasons Expands Virtual Cooking Lessons and Food Donations to Bay Area Families

This San Francisco-based nonprofit has continued to grow its program offerings and food donations to serve a greater number of families during the pandemic. By sharing a variety of nutrition and cooking resources online, anyone can take advantage of the great educational materials they have to offer. Read more about their program.

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Three California Nonprofits Pivot in the Face of Adversity

Nonprofit organizations across the country continue adapting their programs to serve children and families during the pandemic. Here, we take a look at three of Sprouts' grant partners in California, helping to provide food and job training to deserving teens and families. Read more about their programs.

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Sprouts Foundation Expands Food Access Support in Greater Philadelphia Market

Through its partnership with Pennypack Farm and Education Center, the Foundation will broaden its support of garden-based education and fresh produce access in Southeastern Pennsylvania. Read the full story here.

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Recipe for Success Foundation Brings Urban Farming into the Home

Houston-based Recipe for Success Foundation won't let the pandemic slow them down. By moving farm lessons and produce sales online, they're continuing to serve their community, just as they've done for the past 15 years. Learn more about their programs.

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Picnic in the Park Brings Free Meals to Kids Across Santa Barbara

During the summer months, it can be tricky for kids to have reliable access to nutritious meals. Thankfully, the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County runs a summer meal program, feeding healthy lunches to kids and teens. Learn more about this program.

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Lending a helping hand with the Foundation

The work that our team members are doing supports a larger purpose of creating healthier communities and giving more families access to fresh and affordable food. Continue Reading...

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Volunteers harvest carrots, onions, and other fresh produce from a school garden in Colorado.

Garden To Table Donates All of Their School Garden Produce to Local Food Banks

With schools closed and an increased demand for healthy food, this Boulder County nonprofit pulled together its resources - nearly 1,000 pounds of fresh produce - to help support families in need. Read more about what's growing in their gardens.

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The Republic of Tea and Sprouts Unite to Raise Awareness and Funds for School Gardens

The Republic of Tea is teaming up with the Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation this summer to raise funds for outdoor learning programs. Continue Reading...

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With the Closing of Schools, the Orange County Rescue Mission Springs into Action

In the face of a global pandemic, the Orange County Rescue Mission was able to pivot and provide its residents with even more services than anticipated. Learn more about their programs.

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The YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas Adapts Programming to Serve the Community

Moving programs online and offering Emergency Child Care for children of essential workers, the YMCA of Metro Dallas is taking quick action to help the community. Click here to read more.

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Sprouts Foundation and DUG Reduce Food Insecurity with Nutritious Gardens in a Box

Sprouts Registered Dietitian Partner Suzanne Farrell talks with KDVR-FOX31 about building a nutritious garden and the Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation's partnership with Denver Urban Gardens in effort to reduce food insecurity. See more from KDVR-FOX31.

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#EducationIsOpen Campaign Raises $55k for Teachers and Students through Sprouts Foundation and Out Teach

Currently, 210 million hours of in-person instructional time are lost every day due to elementary school closures amid COVID-19. To prevent the gap from growing larger, the Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation has partnered with outdoor experiential learning leader Out Teach for their #EducationIsOpen campaign. Learn more about how we're helping teachers and students nationwide.

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Sprouts Foundation and #TeamSprouts Partner to Deliver Fresh Food and Supplies to the Navajo Nation

The Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation partnered with Helping Hands for the Navajo Nation to bring much-needed food and supplies to the residents of three remote communities in Arizona. Click to read more.

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Neighborhood Grant Partner – C.H.O.I.C.E.S. – Moves Cooking Instruction Online

The Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation is proud to partner with C.H.O.I.C.E.S., a nonprofit based in Kennesaw, Ga. C.H.O.I.C.E.S. Read how this nonprofit is serving families across Atlanta.

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First to the Table Brings Culinary Training to Young Adults with Autism

First Place AZ in Phoenix, Ariz. received a 2019 Neighborhood Grant of $5,000 to fund their First to the Table Chef-Led Learning project. Continue reading about the programs at First Place.

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Oklahoma City Beautiful Pilots New Gardening Program at Two Elementary Schools

OKC Harvest began in 2012 by two volunteers who found strong support within the community to build gardens for Oklahoma City schools. Click here to read more about the OKC Harvest program

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Garden School Foundation and Sprouts: Soil is Life!

Now more than ever, we’re thinking about the soothing and generative powers of the natural world, from Spring flowers to heaps of nutrient-rich compost. Continue reading about how Sprouts teamed up with Garden School Foundation to reduce cafeteria waste.

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Orlando Health Foundation Starts Healthy Lifestyles Program in Orange County

Orlando Health Foundation is the recipient of a Healthy Communities Grant totaling $100,000 over two years. The grant will support its Healthy Lifestyles Program at Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children. Continue reading to learn more about Orlando Health's nutrition programs.

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Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation: A Year in Review 2019

In 2019, the Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation achieved its biggest year of giving to date, donating $3 million to nonprofit organizations that bring fresh food access and nutrition education programs to youth. Learn more about how Sprouts gave back to the community in 2019.

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Second Annual Day of Service Unites 650 Sprouts Team Members

The Second Annual Day of Service brought together 650 Sprouts team members, to volunteer in 38 community projects, coast to coast. Read more about what they accomplished.

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