AUBURN, Calif April 29, 2015 – For the first time on May 5, during the Big Day of Giving, PlacerGROWN is asking for donations to develop and operate an educational food truck. The goal of this vehicle is to educate our children and community about the benefits of farm fresh food and how to easily prepare fresh, healthy meals.
“Placer County is one of the most diverse agricultural areas in California,” says Carol Arnold, CEO of PlacerGROWN. “For 20 years, we have been helping our community build relationships with local farmers and ranchers. In 2016, with the support of generous donors, we will educate kids about the benefits of preparing healthy meals with locally sourced, fresh ingredients.”
PlacerGROWN plans to use the mobile educational vehicle to bring fresh food and cooking demonstrations to local elementary schools and other events. The nonprofit will team up with local farmers and chefs who can best speak to the benefits of gardens and healthy food habits.
The food truck will help us teach kids how to make a healthy meal. They will also receive the same fresh ingredients to take home to make a meal with their families. PlacerGROWN will also give students a $25 farm-to-table voucher to redeem at their local farmers’ markets so they can share farm fresh produce with their friends and families.
On Tuesday, May 5, we ask that people make a generous donation to PlacerGROWN by visiting, bigdayofgiving.org. With their help PlacerGROWN can make its vision for an educational food truck a reality, expand its outreach services to more schools and increase the number of families touched by the farm-to-table voucher program.
PlacerGROWN was formed in 1995 by farmers, ranchers and supportive citizens in Placer County to advocate the benefits of farm fresh produce and meats. To learn more visit, www.placergrown.org.