Whole Kids Foundation

Whole Kids Foundation® Raises $3.9 Million for Children’s Nutrition

100 percent of funds directly support schools with edible gardens, salad bars, beehive grants and healthy teacher programs
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AUSTIN, Texas, November 27, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Whole Kids Foundation announced today $3.9 million was raised through its annual Growing Healthy Kids campaign in all Whole Foods Market locations to fund K-12 school programs in the U.S., Canada and the U.K., geared towards improving children’s nutrition and wellness.

Whole Kids Foundation Funds 30 New Bee Grants for Schools & Non-Profits with Inaugural Give Bees a Chance Fundraising Campaign

Grants support children's education and awareness about the vital role that bees play in our food system
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AUSTIN, Texas, August 6, 2018 /3BL Media/ — Whole Kids Foundation announced today that it raised more than $60,000 to fund 30 new educational bee programs through the first Give Bees a Chance campaign during June’s National Pollinator Month. Grant recipients cover 23 states, providing educational opportunities around science, ecology, nutrition and agriculture for 15,574 students. 

Farm to School Impact Continues to Grow in Canada with 33 More Schools to Receive Grants

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Austin, TX, June 25, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Farm to Cafeteria Canada (F2CC) and Whole Kids Foundation (WKF) are thrilled to announce that a second round of Farm to School Canada grants, valued at up to $10,000 each, will be delivered to 33 schools across British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and Newfoundland, bringing more of the local harvest into the minds and onto the plates of students across the country.

Whole Kids Foundation Joins Forces With Top Chef Talent to Fund School Beehives

Dinners hosted by Rick Bayless with Evan Robinson, Tom Douglas, Kevin Fink, Stephen Stryjewski, and Roberto Santibañez with Susana Trilling will raise funds during June, National Pollinator Month
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AUSTIN, Texas (May 17, 2018) /3BL Media/ – Today, Whole Kids Foundation announced the Give Bees A Chance Campaign to showcase the vital role that honey bees play in our food and gardens. The month-long fundraising effort to support the Honey Bee Grant Program, which provides educational honey beehives to schools and nonprofits, will take place during June, National Pollinator Month.

Whole Foods Market Commissions Official Fiesta Medals Available for $10 each at San Antonio Locations

100 percent of proceeds benefit Whole Kids Foundation
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AUSTIN, Texas, April 12, 2018 /3BL Media/ – San Antonio's annual Fiesta celebration, which began in 1891 and kicks off this year on April 19, is known for its tradition of artful medals commissioned by various organizations and businesses. For the second year, Whole Foods Market stores in San Antonio will sell unique medals designed by store graphic artists to celebrate Fiesta with sales benefiting Whole Kids Foundation.

Whole Kids Foundation Funds 600 New Edible Education Gardens

Recipients include schools and non-profit organizations working to create a deeper connection between kids and food
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AUSTIN, Texas, April 16, 2018 /3BL Media/ — Today, Whole Kids Foundation announced 602 new school and school-garden-support-organization grant recipients. The recipients cover 46 U.S. states and nine Canadian provinces, providing educational opportunities around agriculture, ecology, nutrition and business for 356,798 students.

15 Whole Kids Foundation® Supplier Partners Contribute Over $950K to Kids’ Nutrition and Health

Growing Healthy Kids Campaign raises more than $3.5M
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AUSTIN, Texas, December 4, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Today, Whole Kids Foundation announced the 2017 Growing Healthy Kids Campaign raised $3,542,448, with 15 supplier partners investing more than $950,000 to support children’s nutrition and health.

Whole Kids Foundation and Farm to Cafeteria Canada Announce Largest Federally Supported Multi-sector Investment in National School Food Program

More than $3.1 million to be invested in children’s nutrition
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VANCOUVER, BC, November 3, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Whole Kids Foundation and Farm to Cafeteria Canada announce the largest federally supported multi-sector investment in a national school food program. More than $3.1 million will be invested in children’s nutrition over the next three years. An investment of $1.03 million provided by Whole Kids Foundation served as a catalyst for additional NGO grants and earned matching funds from the Public Health Agency of Canada. 

Whole Kids Foundation® Launches Growing Healthy Kids Campaign, Raising Money for School Salad Bars, Gardens, and Beehives

$3M goal would fund 200 school salad bars, 500 school gardens and additional school food reform programs
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AUSTIN, Texas, October 2, 2017 /3BL Media/ - With its 2017 Growing Healthy Kids Campaign, Whole Kids Foundation aims to raise $3 million to fund programs that give schoolchildren in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. better access to fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as educational opportunities to learn about where their food comes from. The foundation’s goal would allow it to grant 200 school salad bars and 500 school gardens, as well as fund their healthy teachers program and honey beehive grant program this year.

Whole Kids Foundation® Launches Free Organic Education App, Helping Kids Discover the Meaning of Organic

“Starting with Soil” now available in App Store and Google Play
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June 29, 2017  /3BL Media/ - Today, Whole Kids Foundation launches Starting with Soil, a free tablet-based organic education app available via Google Play and the App Store, to provide a fun way for kids and parents to learn what it looks and feels like to grow food in harmony with nature.

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