Brighter Bites Announces Washington, DC, Expansion; Tom McDougall Comments
WASHINGTON, DC - Continuing its mission to bring fresh produce into the community, Brighter Bites announced further expansion in the Washington, DC, area. Brighter Bites’ expansion in this region is made possible through key partners such as 4P Foods, a weekly grocery delivery service in the communities of Washington, DC; Virginia; and Maryland.
“We believe that fresh, healthy, delicious food should be the norm, not the exception—a right, not a privilege. Working together with Brighter Bites allows us to build towards that mission with every single delivery,” said Tom McDougall, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, at 4P Foods. “This program not only provides wonderful food to families that might not otherwise have access to it, but it is showing what’s possible when we rethink what the future food system must look like. It is an opportunity to work with a large network of community leaders, families, farmers, educators, children, and others to build toward a better food system. One that is regional, regenerative, equitable, and delicious. We’re honored to be a part of it.”
Since 2017, Brighter Bites has served families in Prince George’s County, Maryland, and is now expanding its reach to hundreds more families. This year, the organization is serving 16 schools in Prince George’s County and two in DC, a press release noted, including Browne Education Campus and Wheatley Education Campus.
Brighter Bites, which launched in 2012, has distributed more than 50 million pounds of produce and hundreds of thousands of nutrition education materials to over 500,000 individuals through schools, after-school programs, and summer camps in the cities in which it serves
We’re so happy to see this organization continuing to thrive!