Brighter Bites Releases 2020 Annual Report
HOUSTON, TX - We are always hearing about the impressive initiatives being undertaken by Brighter Bites, and it is exciting to see how these actions have culminated over the past year. Revealing several of its successes, the organization recently released its 2020 annual report highlighting nutrition education numbers, a breakdown of financials, impact information, and a look back at 2020 with upcoming plans for 2021.
“We were inspired by the dedication of our volunteers and partners who really stepped up to help support the Brighter Bites mission, and the families and children in each community that we serve,” said Rich Dachman, CEO.
The report notes that 12 million pounds of food was distributed to almost 30,000 families in the six major cities that Brighter Bites serves. On top of this, the organization also implemented 27,147 nutrition education lessons and activities taught in classrooms. Another of its impressive growth metrics included $8,737,417 in in-kind produce donations.
A press release stated that during 2020, Brighter Bites implemented the following strategies and activations:
- Set emergency steps in response to COVID-19
- Hosted its first-ever virtual fundraising event and raised over $100,000
- Implemented a retail produce voucher program to ensure families received continued access to produce during the pandemic
- Recorded 8 million pounds of produce donated over the summer
- Released new mobile app to better connect with families and volunteers
- Teed up the launch of the Salinas, CA, program
“We’re proud and thankful to be able to share a great report that reflects the team’s hard work and efforts over the past year,” said Lisa Helfman, Founder. “Despite new protocols in place for COVID-19, we were able to work with our amazing partners around the country to ensure fresh food was available for children and their families when they needed it the most.”
Brighter Bites’ 2020 annual report can be downloaded here.
Congratulations to Brighter Bites on these exciting achievements!