Oppy's Envy™ Apple Partner T&G Global Donates Salad Bar to Brooke High School
BOSTON, MA - Oppy partner T&G Global knows the importance of providing young people with a healthy diet. The grower and seller of Envy™ apples in the U.S. and other key markets, T&G Global has launched a new, awareness-building, mobile sampling campaign throughout the city of Boston, and with it, an important investment into the city’s high school population. In a partnership with the United Fresh Start Foundation’s Salad Bars to Schools™ campaign, T&G Global donated a salad bar to Boston’s Brooke High School.
“At T&G Global, we are delighted to support programs that encourage everyone to choose fresh fruits and vegetables,” said Joe Barsi, the company’s President. “The eating habits that students develop in school can last a lifetime, so having the opportunity to feature Envy apples on their plates alongside other fresh foods is an honor, and one that we believe will benefit them long after graduation.”
According to a press release, this salad bar actually came in response to demand for more produce from the students of Brooke High School themselves. Prior to the student’s summer break, members of the Cooking Club at Brooke submitted a request to school administration to provide a salad bar in the school’s cafeteria, citing their desire for more fresh produce options to be made available at lunch. T&G Global reportedly learned about the students’ request, and took its team straight to Boston to present the donation at Brooke on July 13. In addition to the salad bar, the company will also deliver fresh supplies of Envy apples to the school throughout the year.
“The salad bar initiative is 100% driven by the students and their own motivation to eat healthier. We tested a pre-packaged salad program this year, which was very popular, but we heard from students that they wanted to elevate it to a ‘fresher level,’ with additional produce choices and the ability to customize their own salads,” said Corey Yarbrough, the Founding Director of Operations for Brooke High School at Brooke Charter Schools. “Offering a salad bar is something the administration fully supports, and we are so appreciative to T&G Global and Envy apples for helping make this possible.”
In tandem with T&G’s salad bar donation, the company has also brought an Envy apples’ Summer Roadshow Tour to the Boston area, introducing apple-loving taste buds to Envy’s memorable sweetness and delicate crispness. The event includes staging sampling events at select retail locations and high traffic public areas in an effort to driving increased purchase and heighten interest both at point-of-sale and through innovative social media engagement.
As part of the company’s campaign, T&G Global is giving away $200 Visa Gift Cards and a shipment of Envy apples to samplers each week. Participants can also enter a sweepstakes to win a grand prize of $2,500 and a shipment of Envy apples.
Want to learn more about the Envy apple roadshow? Click this link here, or contact your Envy apples sales representative.