In 2010, when what became Real Food for Kids was launched at a PTA meeting at Wolftrap Elementary School in Vienna, Virginia, there was no way to know that the change we set out to make could ever really happen.
But it has. And it is. Because of you.
Grassroots advocacy doesn’t ignite in a bubble. It catches fire when members of our community add their voices and their action to advance an important mission. At Real Food for Kids, we are incredibly grateful for the support of our community – students, parents, teachers, school administrators, school board members, county and state leaders, business partners and other organizations, for being there, right alongside us, working to improve the quality and culture of food in our schools.
Because of you, 18 Fairfax County elementary schools will have salad bars this year. Schools in Loudoun County will have homemade soup on their lunch line. Students in D.C. will be equipped to make better food choices because they are informed about the effects of excess sugar and salt in their diets. And maybe, just maybe, a dish created by a student this year at our Culinary Expo will make it on to the menu in your school.
There’s so much to be thankful for. And to look forward to.
Because of you.