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 K-12 schools in BC. 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. 

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 2022 Fundraiser Delivery Schedule

  • May 2 to September 19: An online application is available to all K-12 schools in BC.
  • September 26: Acceptance or non-acceptance is communicated by BC Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation (BCAITC).
  • September 26 to October 24: Your school pre-sells produce bundles.
  • September 26 to October 24: Submit orders to BCAITC.
  • October 31: Payment due to BCAITC.
  • November 7-25: Schools receive produce to distribute orders

Bundles for Fall 2022

Bundle 1 - $25

  • 3lb Onions
  • 3lb Carrots
  • 5lb Gala Apples
  • 5lb Pacific Sunset Potatoes

Bundle 2 - $30

  • 5 lb Carrots
  • .5 lb Shallots
  • 1lb Parsnips
  • 5lb Pacific Sunset Potatoes
  • 5lb Red Beets

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

List of Participating Schools for 2022

Lower Mainland

Agassiz Christian School
Blacklock Fine Arts Elementary
Burnaby Mountain Secondary
Centennial Park Elementary
Chaffey-Burke Elementary
Chantrell Creek Elementary
Chilliwack Landing Preschool and Kindergarten
Clinton Elementary
Coquihala Elementary
Cornerstone Christian Academy
Cultus Lake Community School 
Customized Learning Centre (LINC-CLC)
Dr. Charles Best Secondary
Eagle Ridge Elementary
Ecole Christine Morrison Elementary
Ecole Moody Middle School of the Arts
Ecole RA McMath Secondary
Ecole Seaforth Elementary
Ecole Squamish Elementary
Ecole WJ Mouat Secondary
Edgewood Elementary
G T Cunningham Elementary
Hammond Elementary
Hastings Community Elementary
Highland Park Elementary
Howe Sound Secondary
Irwin Park Elementary
James Thomson Elementary
Killarney Secondary
Latimer Road Elementary
Lyndhurst Elementary
Manoah Steves Elementary
Margaret Stenersen Elementary
Meadowbrook Elementary
Mountain Meadows Elementary
Norma Rose Point School
North Otter Elementary
Parkcrest Elementary
Pitt Meadows Secondary
Queen Elizabeth Elementary
Ranch Park Elementary
Richard Bulpitt Elementary
Richmond Outreach Services
Ross Elementary
Rosser Elementary
Semiahmoo Trail Elementary
Silver Star Elementary
Sir John Franklin Elementary
Sir Richard McBride Annex
Sir William Osler Elementary
St. Mary's School
St. James and St. Ann's School
Terry Fox Secondary School
Topham Elementary
Tyee Elementary
University Highlands Elementary
Uplands Elementary
Upper Sumas Elementary
Valleycliffe Elementary
Walnut Road Elementary
Watson Elementary
Windermere Secondary Community School

Vancouver Island Coast

Airport Elementary
Alberni District Secondary
Bayside Middle School
Bench Elementary
Bear Valley School
Chief Matthews Community Band School
Deep Cove Elementary

Vancouver Island Coast (Continued)

Ecole des Deux Mondes
Ecole des Grand Cedres
Ecole du Pacifique
Ecole Mer et Montagne
Ecole Oceane
Ecole Phoenix Middle 
Ecole Willow Point Elementary
Edgehill Elementary
Georgia Avenue Elementary
Georgia Park Elementary
Gibsons Elementary
Gold River Elementary
Halfmoon Bay Community School
James Thomson Elementary
John Muir Elementary
Kelly Creek Community School
Kinnikinnick Elementary
Mill Bay Nature School
Oak Bay High 
Oweekeno/Wuikinuxv Elementary
Penfield Elementary
Phil and Jennie Gaglardi Academy
Port Renfew Elementary
Ripple Rock Elementary
Ruth King Elementary
Sea View Elementary/Jr. Secondary (Port Alice)
Sir Alexander Mackenzie Secondary
South Park Family School
Sunset Elementary
Victoria West Elementary
West Sechelt Elementary
WestShore Centre for Learning & Training
WestShore Secondary Colwood Campus

Interior

Cache Creek Elementary
Chase Secondary
Decker Lake Elementary
Dr. Knox Middle School
Ecole KLO Middle School
Fruitvale Elementary
Hudson Road Elementary
Kelowna Christian School
Neskonlith Education Centre
Silver Star Elementary
Watson Road Elementary

Kootenays

Amy Woodland Elementary
David Thompson Secondary 
Greenwood Elementary
Lucerne Elementary
Redfish Elementary
Rocky Mountain Elementary
Salmo Elementary
Trafalgar Middle School
Tumbler Ridge Elementary
West Boundary Elementary

North

Anahim Lake Elementary/Junior Secondary
Cassie Hall Elementary 
Chetwynd Secondary
Chicolton Road Elementary
Don Titus Elementary
Ecole Franco-Nord
Fraser Lake Elementary/Secondary
Gitanyow Independent School
Gitwangak Education Society
Harwin Elementary
Horse Lake Elementary
Lake City Secondary - Columneetza Campus
Nesika Elementary
Pouce Coupe Elementary
Robert Ogilvie Elementary
Tl'etinqox School

Fresh to You Fundraiser is a partnership of BCAITC and the Province of British Columbia, with the support of distribution and product suppliers, BCfresh and Associated Grocers.

Sign Us Up!

Fresh to You Fundraiser is available to all K-12 schools in BC.

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 a BCAITC program by email, advising coordinator and principals when we are accepting online applications. If your school doesn’t already have a school login with a BCAITC program (such as BC School Fruit and Vegetable Nutritional Program, Planting a Promise, Spuds in Tubs, or Take a Bite of BC), click this link to register for the Fresh to you Fundraiser. 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?

  • Association with a K-12 school in BC. 
  • 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 and the Province of British Columbia, with the support of distribution and product suppliers, BCfresh and Associated Grocers.

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 Trevor 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 and the Province of British Columbia, with the support of distribution and product suppliers, BCfresh and Associated Grocers.

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

Distribution and Product Suppliers:

Associated Grocers

BCfresh

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 and the Province of British Columbia, with the support of distribution and product suppliers, BCfresh and Associated Grocers.

Teachers and Parents Ask the Best Questions

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 bags that have been donated by BCfresh.

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 Associated Grocers

Fresh to You Fundraiser is a partnership of BCAITC and the Province of British Columbia, with the support of distribution and product suppliers, BCfresh and Associated Grocers.

150
BC Communities
227,342 lbs
Fresh BC Produce
7,247
Bundles Sold
$64,072
Profit for Schools
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