Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving, and this year, falls on Tuesday, December 1st. It’s a moment amid the holiday season that showcases the power of people coming together to do good by supporting the causes they are passionate about, either financially or by sharing their message to amplify the mission.
By supporting Eat REAL on Giving Tuesday, you are helping increase children’s access to real, nourishing food through our country’s network of public schools. The Eat REAL Certification program aids school districts in transforming their meal programs to become more nutritious, sustainable, and transparent. We help schools find ways to source ingredients locally and reduce processed foods and sugar.
Beyond our certification program, Eat REAL works to bring real food to communities and educate families on the importance of eating nutritious whole foods. Our 2020 public health alert found that processed food-related diseases are the leading cause of early death, decreased healthspans, and COVID-19 complications. To combat these diseases, Eat REAL works to increase people’s access to healthful foods by partnering with organizations like The Farmlink Project and Yeti to supply real food donations for families to take home in addition to their children’s daily school meals.
Our plans for the future are even bigger. In 2021, Eat REAL will make 108 million school meals healthier for children across the country and reach more than 300 additional schools with our program next year. By the spring of 2025, Eat REAL Certified schools have the potential to prevent the consumption of 24,571,859 lbs of sugar! A small donation of just $10 donation supports three students receiving healthier meals at school all year long.
We know this year has been challenging for everyone. We are deeply grateful for your continued support, whether you can donate or share our message and mission.