Turn Your Values into Action This #GivingTuesday

November 28, 2017

You are in on a fact that shouldn’t be a secret: fresh, sustainably grown food is critical to your health and the health of our planet. It keeps you happy, thriving, and thinking well.

But for many people in our community, eating healthy is not easy. Our food system values corporations over people’s health, and profits over planet. “The obstacles for the kids I work with are huge,” says nutrition educator Maria Acosta, who works with students in San Francisco’s public schools. “It’s about access and knowledge. They’re growing up on prepackaged and frozen foods. In our culture, the spotlight shines so intensely on products that are high in sugar, salt, and fat.”

Like Maria, you believe everyone should have the access and knowledge to prepare good food for themselves and their family. We are writing today to ask you to put your values into action.

You’ve helped CUESA build powerful, lasting food education programs for youth in our community. You’ve moved the spotlight from unhealthy processed foods to fresh fruits and vegetables. Together, we can help set thousands of kids up for a lifetime of healthy eating.

Empower the next generation of healthy eaters and strengthen sustainable family farms with a gift to CUESA today.

Nourish Your Community This #GivingTuesday

$50 Supply fresh fruits and vegetables from the farmers market for a Foodwise Kids class

$100 Provide stipends for a high school student for their first job: selling their school garden produce at the farmers market

$250 Give a semester’s worth of plants and garden supplies for a classes of Schoolyard to Market students

$500 Give a Foodwise Kids farmers market field trip and cooking class for 20 elementary school students

Give any amount, so that family farms grow and thrive, and everyone has access to healthy food. Our goal is to raise $2,500 this #GivingTuesday, and $25,000 by the end of the year. Thank you for your partnership in growing the healthy world we all want to see!

P.S. Does your employer offer matching gifts on charitable contributions? This means your gift will go twice as far in supporting healthy kids and family farmers. Donate and double your impact.