Increasing access to fresh fruits and veggies
Bayer and Dollar General have partnered to help school districts in several states provide nutritional support for kids and their families outside of traditional school hours.
Students in participating school districts will receive a coupon for fresh produce that is redeemable at Dollar General stores that offer fresh fruits and vegetables. This coincides with National School Lunch Week. The companies are working to increase access to health and nutrition in communities and address food desert challenges.
Bayer and Dollar General are also offering families 50% off any one fresh produce item ($5 or less) and $2 off any Bayer Flintstones™ Vitamins through November 30, 2023.
School districts and organizations receiving the produce coupons are in Florida, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.
There were 100,000 coupons distributed and the International Fresh Produce Association helped facilitate that connection. The IFPA also works with leading school nutrition programs across the country and advocates for increasing children’s access to fresh fruit and vegetables in schools.
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Author: Meghan Grebner