Manitoba

Kids to sell veggies not candy in fundraisers

Instead of the usual candy and chocolate bars, youngsters from 35 schools around the province will be selling vegetables to raise funds for various causes.

Instead of the usual candy and chocolate bars, youngsters from 35 schools around the province will be selling vegetables to raise funds for various causes.

Students will pre-sell two different bundles of Manitoba-grown veggies in recyclable shopping bags. One bundle contains carrots, onions and potatoes while the other adds parsnips and cabbage to the mix.

Supplier Peak of the Market is providing the vegetables at cost along with free delivery to schools, allowing the vegetables to be sold for a competitive price while still allowing a profit margin for the fundraising effort.

The project is being coordinated by the Manitoba Association of Home Economists.

Manitoba Healthy Living, Youth and Seniors Minister Jim Rondeau, president and CEO of Peak of the Market Larry McIntosh, and president of the Manitoba Association of Home Economists Getty Stewart, announced the initiative Friday at École Riverview School.

 

 

 

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