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Frequently Asked Questions

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How do I get Brighter Bites at my school?

We are growing rapidly! If you’d like us to come to your neighborhood/school/camp/community, please fill out an application here.

Who can I contact if I have questions about becoming a Brighter Bites school?

Contact Emily Kelley for inquiries about Houston, Meredith Spence for information on Dallas, Maggie Whittington for interest in Austin, Melanie Button for inquiries about NYC, Tara McNerney for information on Washington, D.C., and Marcela Romero for interest in Southwest Florida.

How does the program work?

Check out our eight-step process here.

How long is the program?

The Brighter Bites program is divided into three eight-week seasons that occur during the Fall, Spring and Summer.

Are you only in K-12 sites?

Nope. You can also find us in preschools and after-school programs, along with YMCAs and churches. We update our Locations frequently, so keep checking back!

Where does the Brighter Bites food come from? How do y’all do this for free?

Brighter Bites is made possible through government grants and the generous support of our partners. Check them all out here.

Are you hiring?

We’re always looking for bright individuals to help bolster our program. Please contact careers@brighterbites.org to learn about our current openings.

I’ve always wondered if a tomato is a fruit or a vegetable?

Depends on whether you’re asking a chef or a scientist. Botanically speaking, the tomato’s seeds qualify it as a fruit, but because it is used primarily for savory cooking—like its fellow ambiguous counterparts the squash, green bean and cucumber—it is most widely considered a vegetable.

Today we're excited about potatoes and blueberries! 🥔💙
What fruits and veggies are you excited to eat this week?

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Bags on bags on bags! 😍🥕🍇🍊🍓🥦
Our @brighterbitessalinas program has distributed over 121,000 pounds of fresh produce and taught over 250 nutrition education lessons so far this school year!

Want to join our mission in Salinas? Sign up to volunteer with us today! ➡️ www.brighterbites.org/volunteer

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We ❤️ our volunteers, and we'd love to have YOU join us! Want to be part of the fun? Join us today and volunteer in your community!
https://brighterbites.org/volunteer/

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Here's to a strong week ahead! 💪🍎🍎

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Variety is key in getting the nutrition we need to live healthy lives. 🍎🥦🌽🍓🍇🍑 Our Brighter Bites boxes provide ~50 servings of a variety of fresh fruits and veggies for the families that we serve. From pineapple to red onions to bell peppers and more, we seek out the most nutrition for our families every week!
Interested in learning more in how you can partner with us in produce? https://brighterbites.org/produce-partners/

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Brighter Bites is changing habits and changing lives. We are grateful for the opportunity to support families in building healthy habits that last a lifetime!

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This celery really packs a crunch! We think it's a great after school snack for munching! This Brighter Bites student in Austin, Texas thinks so too! 💚

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Fresh and festive! 🎉🍊🥦🥕🍍
Kicking off the new year with some recipe inspiration to start your year off on a healthy note!
Looking for some recipes to support your healthy habits this year? We've got you covered! 🍽️🥘🍲🥤www.brighterbites.org/recipes

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🧡🍑 We love hearing from our Brighter Bites families about how fresh fruits and veggies have impacted their lives!

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Teachers are an essential part of our program, and they truly make our impact brighter! ☀️🌽🍑🍅🍇🥕
Thank you, 2nd grade teacher Ms. Ewing in Austin, for sharing how fruits and veggies have impacted your students in the classroom!

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This winter break we've got you covered on recipes that'll bring the whole family together! 🥘🍲🥗🍝
For recipes like these and more visit our website! www.brighterbites.org/recipes

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❄️Happy Holidays from our family to yours! We hope you have a healthy and happy holiday with friends and family!
❄️¡Felices Días Festivos de nuestra familia a la suya! ¡Esperamos que tengan unos días festivos saludables y felices con amigos y familiares!
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Hoping your week is "Merry and Bright!" ❤️🍎
-Your Brighter Bites team!

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