Since 2009 ah juice has shared a portion of its profits with the Santa Barbara Unified School District Nutrition Services Program. The director, Nancy Weiss, has made it her mission “to create a community of healthy children and provide nutritional education in the dining rooms and classrooms of our schools. (Her) goal is to create, through networking and communication skills, a Nutrition Services Department that reaches far beyond the revitalization of food served in our schools. (She) wants to implement a total food service system that sustains us all (and) infuse(s) our schools with local resources, uniting community leaders in the causes of health and nutrition.”
Pretty lofty ideals…We support it wholeheartedly!
Formerly known as Art From Scrap, this local non profit has taken charge of running the children’s organic gardening projects in our public schools. This is no small endeavor and requires funding for the teaching staff, supplies and much more. They estimate the annual cost to be around $450K!
We appreciate and support their efforts with regular donations. We believe this is an amazing cause because Farm to Table = Garden to Cafeteria.
Find out more about their programs and help out here: http://www.exploreecology.org/