Tanimura & Antle donated 126 pounds of Artisan lettuce for the World’s Largest School Lunch Tray event facilitated by PBS show, "Bringing it Home with Laura McIntosh," as part of the annual California Ag Day festivities in Sacramento March 20.
The eight-foot-by-10-foot reproduction of a school lunch tray was filled with California-grown products to feed over 700 schoolchildren for this annual celebration.
Having recently received certification as a heart-healthy food from the American Heart Association, Tanimura & Antle’s Artisan lettuce was an ideal addition to this event promoting healthy eating.
The company works to increase childhood consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables, and has partnered with several industry organizations to promote and teach children about making healthy food choices.
To date, Tanimura & Antle has donated a total of seven salad bars to California and Arizona schools through the United Fresh Produce Association’s “Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools” campaign, made a donation to the Canadian Produce Marketing Association’s Freggie Friday In-school Program and partnered with the Western Growers Foundation at the recent Yuma Lettuce Days event to raise awareness of its School Garden initiative.