Let’s get fresh fruit and vegetable snacks back every day!

About the Cause

For the past 6 years, Beverly J. Martin Elementary School (BJM) has enjoyed fresh fruits and vegetables in the classroom through the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Snack Program. Students, teachers and staff have tasted over 50 different types of fruits and vegetables, often grown by local farms and gardens. The program, managed by Ithaca Community Harvest*, is supported by volunteers, local farms and gardens, individual donors, business sponsors, fundraising events and local foundations**.

Right now there’s just enough funds to continue serving fruits and vegetables every Tuesday through June. To get fruits and vegetables back on student’s desks on a daily basis, we need to raise $4,000 by May 1st.  Every $10 you raise will provide one BJM student with fresh fruits and vegetables every school day this May and June. Every additional dollar you raise will support the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Snack Program next school year!


* Ithaca Community Harvest is a collaborative effort of the Village at Ithaca with the Ithaca City School District, Greater Ithaca Activities Center, Southside Community Center, GreenStar, Groundswell Center for Local Food and Farming, the Youth Farm Project, Gardens 4 Humanity, Healthy Food For All, the Whole Community Project and the Nutrition Program at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County.

** This school year the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Snack Program was funded by the Park Foundation, Howland Foundation s administered by the Community Foundation of Tompkins County and the United Way of Tompkins County, coupled with the fundraising efforts of Share our Strength/Ithaca Taste of the Nation Committee and the Ithaca Alternative Gift Fair.

Connect to Snack Program at Beverly J. Martin Elementary School

Website: http://ithacacommunityharvest.org
$1,072 raised
$4000 goal

5 Champions
34 Contributions
Campaign Complete.