Stripes Convenience Stores has awarded 20 Texas public elementary schools $200 each to teach students about fresh vegetables through the Stripes Fresh Learning Garden seeded by Laredo Taco Co. grant.
The grant includes $200 for supplies, a garden kit—educational coloring books for each student, garden seed packets to make Laredo Taco Co. salsa—jalapeno, tomato, cilantro and onion, a “Get a Fresh Start” teachers’ appreciation breakfast party, and Stripes coupons for the students and staff.
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 has invested over $10,000 in funds, seeds and supplies to assist the elementary schools with their gardens.
Over 85 elementary schools applied for the Stripes Fresh Learning Garden seeded by Laredo Taco Co. grant and every school received a garden kit and Stripes coupons for freebies to use as incentives for the students.
Beginning in November, Stripes and Laredo Taco Co. representatives will tour Texas to help students learn the value of using fresh ingredients and present grant checks to school officials at each selected school.
San Angelo: Santa Rita Elementary
Midland/Odessa: Gonzales Elementary and Parker Elementary
Lubbock: Bayless Elementary
Corpus Christi: Fannin Elementary, George Evans Elementary, Calk Elementary, Robert Wilson Elementary, Sam Houston Elementary, and Flour Bluff Elementary
Laredo: Charles Borchers Elementary, Octavio Salinas Elementary, Alicia Ruiz Elementary, and Kazen Elementary
Rio Grande Valley: Santos Livas Elementary, Dr. Rodriguez Elementary, Sullivan Elementary, Sam Rayburn Elementary, Vermillion Road Elementary, and Carmen Anaya Elementary