September is National Potato Month, schools are back in session and it’s a great time to participate in the Salad Bar Challenge. Since the Potatoes USA Salad Bar Challenge began in July 2015, the United States potato industry has donated 276 salad bars to the national Salad Bars to Schools program. This makes potatoes the largest contributor from the produce sector.
The need for more salad bar donations in K-12 schools continues. There are currently over 360 schools on the waiting list. Donating a salad bar to a K-12 school is a great way to help children across the U.S. have daily access to fresh fruits and vegetables at school. Donations also provide an opportunity to work directly with schools on their menu offerings.