CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Stripes Convenience Stores announced a new campaign for elementary school students to learn about fresh vegetables through the Stripes Fresh Learning Garden seeded by Laredo Taco Company grant.
The Stripes Fresh Learning Garden will give students in neighboring schools a hands-on experience to understand where food comes from and learn the value of using fresh foods.
Stripes Stores are now accepting applications to award $200 grants public elementary schools throughout the Stripes market areas to plant the seeds that will be the ingredients for tomorrow’s pico de gallo. Grant application will be accepted until April 20, 2014, at 5 pm CST. Teachers interested in applying should visit www.stripesstores.com. Selected schools will also receive a “Get a Fresh Start Teachers’ Appreciation Breakfast Party” from Stripes Stores. At Laredo Taco Company a tomato today is tomorrow’s salsa!
Awards will be distributed by September 1, 2014. A limit of one grant may be awarded per teacher per school. Selected schools should begin to prepare a fall harvest garden by September 30, 2014.