Raising Money For Your School with Fruits and Veggies!

Written by: Shelly Herman

Irv & Shelly’s Fresh Picks has worked with schools and community organizations since we started delivering to households back in 2006, but our new School Box is the best way for you to get healthy food delivered to your home while also raising money for your children’s school.  

The School Box includes 8-10 staple produce items like apples, bananas, oranges, potatoes, lettuce, and several other basic items that rotate each week, including a ‘kid favorite’ item, which could be cherry tomatoes, baby carrots, celery or cucumbers. You can list certain items your family doesn’t want in your account and we’ll replace it with another item. For every Box ordered at $31, we’re giving 10% back to your school!  And with multiple orders from one school, the accumulated donation could mean new art supplies, teaching materials, or classroom furniture! 
Shop For Your Local & Organic Groceries as well, since we’re already delivering the School Box to your home.  Organic dairy, free-range eggs, other local produce and pantry staples can be added to your order so that all of your groceries conveniently come to your door and save you a trip to the store!  
Get Cookin’ with yummy recipes for the whole family. Now that your food has been delivered to you, what do you do with it?  Your time is valuable so we’re sharing our favorite recipes that your family will love. Get your aprons on and start cookin’! 
Rainbow Mac N’ Cheese: Toss 1 cup of colorful, diced veggies  (butternut squash, broccoli, mushrooms or root veggies) with a drizzle of olive oil, salt and pepper. Roast in the oven until tender. Cook 1 pound of elbow or bow tie pasta in boiling water.  Drain the pasta and set aside. In a small pot, melt 2 tablespoons butter and pour in ¾ cup of milk. Bring it to a gentle simmer and add in 1 cup grated cheese. Stir until the cheese is almost melted. Transfer drained pasta, roasted veggies, and cheese mixture in a baking dish, top with ¼ cup of grated cheese and bake until the cheese is melted.  
Smashed Potatoes: Boil your potatoes in just enough water to cover them.  Cook for 10-15 minutes and then drain them. Once they are cool enough to handle, use the palm of your hand to gently smash each potato until it flattens but still holds its shape. Season with salt and pepper to taste or add a little grated cheese on top. 
Check out more kid-friendly recipes on our blog.
Get Your School In On the Fun!  Contact us at answers@freshpicks.com or leave a comment below to see how easy it is to get your school involved. Get your school signed up to eat healthy and get automatically entered into a drawing to WIN A FREE SCHOOL BOX!
Posted on March 08, 2013 at 11:53 AM