Using fresh, local ingredients, cooking from scratch and providing nutrition education in schools are all essential to our mission.
We’ve learned from experience that visiting schools and engaging students directly has a profound effect on school lunch participation and ensuring students choose healthy food.
We rely on grants, sponsorships, and individual donations to fund our nutrition education and outreach efforts.
What do the students get with your support:
$100 sponsors classroom-based nutrition education program materials
$250 sponsors a “Make a Rainbow at the Salad Bar” event
$500 sponsors a school chef demonstration and tasting event
$1,000 sponsors two hundred bags of food sent home through the No Student Hungry weekend bag program
$2,500 sponsors one school salad bar
$5,000 sponsors a school garden and workshop for the garden team
$7,500 sponsors a School Food Project education program intern
$10,000 sponsors A Taste of BVSD food festival
School Meal Debt Project
BVSD policy dictates that students coming through the school lunch line will be provided with a complete school meal regardless of their meal account balance. Food Services staff does not discuss money with students, nor will they identify students with negative account balances in any way. Regardless of their financial status, BVSD believes that every student deserves daily access to fresh, flavorful and nutritious food made with wholesome and when possible local ingredients.
Looking to contribute to reducing BVSD's school meal debt? Click here. Thank you for your support!