Fresh to You

Fresh to You Fundraiser

Fresh to You Fundraiser

Connecting Students to Agriculture

We've developed a unique fundraising opportunity for schools that also encourages students and their families to eat more fruits and vegetables. Fresh to You is a fundraising initiative for schools that are currently enrolled in the BC School Fruit & Vegetable Nutritional Program (BCSFVNP). Schools participating in Fresh to You Fundraiser receive bundles of locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables to sell to family and friends as a fundraiser. 

In partnership with the Province of British Columbia, we want to help schools support families who have found it challenging to get fresh produce during COVID-19. We will supply a complimentary extra Bundle 1 for every bundle sold so schools can supply it to those families.

Why Fresh to You?

  • It promotes healthy food choices to students and their families.
  • It provides high-quality, fresh, and seasonal produce for a healthy fundraising option.
  • All of the produce is locally grown from BC suppliers, so your school is supporting BC farmers and growers in your community.
  • It provides information for students and families about fresh, locally grown vegetables, as well as recipes for enjoying the produce at home.
  • Your school receives a 40% profit on all of the bundles sold.

Fall Fundraiser Delivery Schedule

  • May 13 to September 21: An online application is available to schools enrolled in the BCSFVNP.
  • September 28: Acceptance or non-acceptance is communicated by BC Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation (BCAITC).
  • September 29 to October 29: Your school pre-sells produce bundles.
  • October 5 to 29: Submit orders to BCAITC.
  • November 1: Payment due to BCAITC.
  • November: Schools receive produce to distribute orders

Bundles for Fall 2021

Bundle 1 - $20

  • 5lb Pacific Sunset Potatoes
  • 3lb Carrots
  • 3-pack Lovable Little Squash 
  • 3lb Yellow Onions

Bundle 2 - $25

  • 5 lb Pacific Sunrise Potatoes
  • .5 lb Shallots
  • 2lb Carrots
  • 5lb Red Beets
  • 5lb Gala Apples

(Note: Final item list and prices may vary slightly.)

List of Participating Schools for 2021

Lower Mainland

Brackendale Elementary
Centennial Park Elementary
Chilliwack Landing Preschool and Kindergarten
Como Lake Middle School
Coquihalla Elementary
Customized Learning Centre (LINC-CLC)
Ecole Moody Middle School of the Arts
Ecole Squamish Elementary
Ecole WJ Mouat Secondary
G T Cunningham Elementary
Kilmer Elementary
Manoah Steves Elementary
Meadowbrook Elementary
Mountain Meadows Elementary
Norma Rose Point School (formerly Acadia Elementary)
North Otter Elementary
Sir William Osler Elementary
Sir William Van Horne Elementary
Sunrise Ridge Elementary
Terry Fox Secondary School
Topham Elementary
Tyee Elementary
Windermere Secondary Community School

Vancouver Island Coast

Alberni District Secondary
Au-coeur-de-l'ile
Bench Elementary
Carihi Secondary
Cowichan Valley Distributed Learning (MacKirdy Building)
Ecole des Deux Mondes
Ecole des Grand Cedres
Ecole Mer et Montagne
Ecole Phoenix Middle 
Ecole Willow Point Elementary
Georgia Park Elementary
Gibsons Elementary
Gold River Secondary
Halfmoon Bay Community School
Huband Park Elementary
Ittatsoo Learning Centre
James Thomson Elementary
John Muir Elementary
Kelly Creek Community School

Vancouver Island Coast (Continued)

Kinnikinnick Elementary
Mill Bay Nature School
Oweekeno/Wuikinuxv Elementary
Pinecrest Elementary
Ruth King Elementary
Sea View Elementary/Jr. Secondary (Port Alice)
South Park Family School
Sunshine Coast Alternative (Gibsons)
Westview Elementary (formally Grief Point Elementary)
Willway Elementary School

Interior

Ecole Collines-D'or
Ecole Entre-Lacs
Ecole KLO Middle School
Neskonlith Education Center
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Silver Star Elementary

Kootenays

Amy Woodland Elementary
Greenwood Elementary
Lucerne Elementary
Midway Elementary
Salmo Elementary
Steeples Elementary
West Boundary Elementary

North 

Chilcotin Road Elementary
Don Titus Montessori School
Ecole Franco-Nord
Ecole Frank Ross
Horse Lake Elementary
Lax Kxeen Elementary
Mackenzie Secondary
Margaret "Ma" Murray Community School
Nesika Elementary
Pouce Coupe Elementary
Robert Ogilvie Elementary
Silverthorne Elementary
Tl'etinqox School
Van Bien Elementary
Vanway Elementary
W L McLeod Elementary

Fresh to You Fundraiser is a partnership of BCAITC, the Province of British Columbia, and the Provincial Health Services Authority, with the support of distribution and product suppliers, BCfresh and Buy-Low Foods.

Sign Us Up!

Fresh to You Fundraiser is available to all K-12 public schools and K-12 First Nations schools in BC participating in the BC School Fruit & Vegetable Nutritional Program (BCSFVNP).

Fresh to You is offered in the fall of each school year. Schools must apply and re-apply each year by completing and submitting an online application, which is located on your school login. BC Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation (BCAITC) will notify all schools currently enrolled in the BCSFVNP by email, advising coordinators and principals when we are accepting online applications. This is an application only and not confirmation that your school has been accepted into the program. We will advise schools of their acceptance by email and your school login will include the necessary forms and support materials needed to proceed. Participation in Fresh to You is based on our supplier's ability to deliver to your area.

What Do We Need to Get Started?

  • Current enrollment in the BCSFVNP.
  • A fundraising team and a team coordinator to oversee the program and communicate with the BCAITC representative.
  • Your school must order a minimum of 40 bundles in total in order to participate.
  • A team of parents, students, and volunteers to unload the orders from the delivery truck, gather the orders for distribution, and arrange to distribute the bundles to students and their families.
  • Adequate space and personnel to receive your delivery (the driver of the delivery truck cannot assist in unloading the bundles).

Fresh to You Fundraiser is a partnership of BCAITC, the Province of British Columbia, and the Provincial Health Services Authority, with the support of distribution and product suppliers, BCfresh and Buy-Low Foods.

A Crop of Resources!

A successful school fundraiser is all about teamwork and promotion. We're here to help you with both. We’ve put together a promotional package to support your fundraising efforts. These Fresh to You Fundraiser resources include a program poster to download and display in your school, and delivery guidelines and selling scripts for your program organizers.

Good luck with your Fresh to You Fundraiser, and please contact us if you have any questions or ideas about how we can make it even better for schools. 

Fresh to You Program Poster

Fresh to You Info Sample

Fresh to You Order Worksheet Sample

Chef Randle and his Culinary Arts students at Maple Ridge Secondary School have created healthy, delicious recipes using the products in the Fresh to You bundles. Student tested and student approved, they’re sure to be a hit with families. Choose recipes that match your product delivery and print them out to include in your bundles.

Fresh to You Fundraiser is a partnership of BCAITC, the Province of British Columbia, and the Provincial Health Services Authority, with the support of distribution and product suppliers, BCfresh and Buy-Low Foods.

Partners Make It Possible – Thank You!

Thank you to all of our partners for their help in creating Fresh to You and offering this unique fundraising opportunity to schools throughout BC.

Government:

The Province of British Columbia

The Provincial Health Services Authority

Distribution and Product Suppliers:

BCfresh

Buy-Low Foods

Join Us!

To find out how you or your business can support this exciting program, contact BC Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation or check out our Partnership Opportunities.

Fresh to You Fundraiser is a partnership of BCAITC, the Province of British Columbia, and the Provincial Health Services Authority, with the support of distribution and product suppliers, BCfresh and Buy-Low Foods.

Teachers and Parents Ask the Best Questions

1. Who is eligible for Fresh to You?

Schools currently enrolled in the BC School Fruit & Vegetable Nutritional Program (BCSFVNP) are eligible to apply for Fresh to You.

2. Is there a cost to parents or schools to participate?

As a participant in the fundraiser, schools will be charged a $60 administration fee, payable to BC Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation (BCAITC).

3. How many times a year is Fresh to You offered?

Fresh to You is offered once a year, in the fall.

4. What types of products are the students selling?

The product can vary from year to year. In the past, some vegetable bundles have included potatoes, carrots, beets, cabbage, and squash, while others are comprised of a variety of fruits, almost always including apples. Each bundle contains fresh, locally grown produce, offering healthy fresh foods for students and their families.

5. Is there a minimum requirement to participate?

Your school must sell a minimum of 40 bundles in total in order to participate and receive delivery of your order.

6. Where is the product grown?

Our primary objective is to buy BC produce, from BC suppliers, through BC wholesalers. Through this process, we support local businesses wherever possible. In some cases, unforeseen crop shortages due to adverse growing conditions may affect delivery, resulting in substitutions from suppliers outside of the province.

7. Is the product organic?

Some of the fruit and vegetable snacks we serve are organically grown. Many of them, while not certified organic, are grown utilizing organic practices.

8. What type of bags are used for the bundles?

BCAITC supplies re-usable bags that have been donated by BC fresh.

9. How much money can be made on the fundraiser?

The school receives a 40% profit on all sales, less the $60 administration fee. There’s no limit to how much money a school can make — the amount each school raises depends on how many bundles they sell.

10. How does the product arrive at the schools?

The product is delivered to the schools on a pallet via our distribution partners at Buy-Low Foods.

Fresh to You Fundraiser is a partnership of BCAITC, the Province of British Columbia, and the Provincial Health Services Authority, with the support of distribution and product suppliers, BC Fresh and Buy-Low Foods.

150
BC Communities
134,374 lbs
Fresh BC Produce
3,794
Bundles Sold
$35,730
Profit for Schools
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