Brighter Bites, a non-profit organization that delivers fresh fruits, vegetables and nutrition education resources directly into families’ hands, announces its new supplier partnership with Mr Greens Produce Texas. The partnership is a strategic one that will support Brighter Bites in continuing to bring fresh food to Austin area families.
Through this partnership, Mr Greens will collect produce from a variety of sources, then store, pack and deliver individual family boxes to participating Brighter Bites schools. Each box contains around eight unique items totaling 20 pounds. By tapping into Mr Greens network of suppliers, Brighter Bites can add an assortment of new items to each box for the families to enjoy.
Mr Greens will collect produce from a variety of sources, then store, pack and deliver family boxes to participating Brighter Bites schools.
“We are thankful to be working with Mr Greens who stepped in to partner with Brighter Bites at a critical time,” said Rich Dachman, Brighter Bites CEO. “The Mr Greens team consistently shows its commitment to our mission by going above and beyond the scope of our agreement, and it is our hope this partnership grows into a longstanding collaboration.”
This spring, Brighter Bites and Mr Greens anticipate serving approximately 2,400 Brighter Bites families with almost 400,000 pounds of fresh produce. In addition to the fresh produce boxes, families receive nutrition education resources through in-class lessons for students and the Brighter Bites mobile app. The app includes bilingual recipes, tip sheets and cooking instructions for families to use together at home.
“Mr Greens is pleased to support Brighter Bites’ mission to get even more fresh produce into families’ hands in the Austin community,” said Ken Roth, vice-president and general manager of Mr Greens Produce Texas. “We hope this partnership encourages the produce industry to become even more engaged with Brighter Bites!”