Brighter Bites partners with Mr Greens
Brighter Bites, a nonprofit organization that delivers fresh fruits, vegetables and nutrition education resources directly into families’ hands, announced its new supplier partnership with Mr Greens Produce Texas. The partnership is a strategic one that will support Brighter Bites in continuing to bring fresh food to Austin-area families.
Through this partnership, Mr Greens will collect produce from a variety of sources, then store, pack and deliver individual family boxes to participating Brighter Bites schools. Each box contains around eight unique items totaling 20 pounds. By tapping into Mr Greens' network of trusted suppliers, Brighter Bites is able to add an assortment of new items to each box for the families to enjoy.
“We are thankful to be working with Mr Greens who stepped in to partner with Brighter Bites at a critical time,” said Brighter Bites CEO Rich Dachman. “The Mr Greens team consistently shows their commitment to our mission by going above and beyond the scope of our agreement, and it is our hope that this partnership grows into a longstanding collaboration.”
This spring, Brighter Bites and Mr Greens anticipate serving approximately 2,400 Brighter Bites families with almost 400,000 pounds of fresh produce. In addition to the fresh produce boxes, families receive nutrition education resources through in-class lessons for students and the Brighter Bites mobile app. The app includes bi-lingual recipes, tip sheets, and cooking instructions for families to utilize together at home.
“Mr Greens is pleased to support Brighter Bites’ mission to get even more fresh produce into families’ hands in the Austin community,” said Ken Roth, vice president and general manager of Mr Greens Produce Texas. “We hope this partnership encourages the produce industry to become even more engaged with Brighter Bites.”