Brighter Bites Delivers Healthy Options to Food-insecure Families

Sappi's Ideas That Matter grant winner makes creative shift during the pandemic
Sep 24, 2020 3:25 PM ET
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In 2018, Allyson Lack, Founder and Creative Director of the design studio Principal, received an ITM grant to design and produce a cookbook for stakeholders of the Houston-based nonprofit, Brighter Bites. Since its inception in 2012, Brighter Bites has provided more than 27,000,000 pounds of fresh produce and millions of nutrition education to more than 275,000 individuals in multiple cities across the country. They work with public schools and community centers to assemble and distribute fruits and vegetables and materials to families in need. 

During the COVID-19 pandemic, when personal resources are limited, families need fresh, nutrient-rich food to keep them healthy. Since their partner schools are closed, Brighter Bites has quickly shifted gears to deliver produce through a variety of programs and networks, including local food banks, produce distributors, and partnerships with regional grocery chains.

 

Read more from Sappi North America's 2019 Sustainability Report here.