Sprouts Farmers Market has chosen Norwood Elementary School for its “24 Gardens in 24 Communities in 24 Hours” contest. The program aims to provide youth with gardening and cooking experience by supplying grants to 24 garden builds across the country. Here’s what you need to know:
New gardens for 24 schools across the nation
To celebrate Earth Month, Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation launched a new contest among schools across the nation to promote nutrition education and academic learning. Sprouts customers nominated over 3,000 schools for the contest, which were then narrowed down to the top 24 after a three-month-long selection process. It’s estimated that about 500 individuals will contribute to building 24 different gardens within 24 hours on September 23, 2023.
Details about the Sprouts grant
Norwood Elementary will receive:
- A $15,000-$20,000 garden construction grant
- A $5,000 program grant
- Coordination of a volunteer workday to build/refresh gardens on September 23, 2023
- Ongoing professional development and support
About the Foundation
Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation’s goal is to educate kids on nutrition by providing real-life experiences with gardening. The organization also partners with nonprofit organizations to promote healthy eating habits – and since 2018, Sprouts has donated over $18 million to increase access to fresh fruits and vegetables for youths. In 2023 alone, over 3 million children will have benefited from Sprouts-funded education and learning programs.
“Sprouts is committed to providing children with hands-on educational experiences that shape how they think about food. We believe that our Foundation’s efforts to make these connections will play a pivotal role for children to develop an understanding of the importance of healthy eating”Nick Konat, Sprouts President and Chief Operating Officer