Americold's raising funds for Let's Move Salad Bars to Schools!
We're riding in the Tour de Fresh - saddle up! Again!
Let's Move Salad Bars to Schools has a goal to provide every school in the United States with a salad bar as part of its school food service program so that every child, from elementary school through to high school, has daily access to fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and healthy proteins. Dollars raised, and there have been almost $14 million so far, go towards this goal to help combat increasing rates of obesity among children.
Recent reports state that about 12.5 million children, between the ages of 2-19, are obese. That's almost 17.5%! Americold's team of riders is collecting sponsorship funds that will go to this essential program.
This year's Tour de Fresh starts at Lake Tahoe and rides west towards Monterrey over four days at the end of July.
So who are our riders?
- Chris Owens, VP Business Development.
By day, a savvy executive running Americold's team supporting the food retail and restaurant service industry. But on weekends, especially in the fall, this cyclecross racer gears-up and hits the mud, the slopes, and the hurdles. On a road bike!
- Dennis Ford, Director-Business Development. Another member of our retail industry team, Dennis is no stranger to providing supply chain solutions or tasty salad dishes! Indianapolis, IN is his home but while the area's flatlands may not make you think he's a hill-climber, the constant winds create all the resistance he needs to build up leg strength!
- Daniel Cooke, Director-Marketing. Hours spent in the office during the week only feed the beast for the hours spent on two wheels on the weekend. At home in the mud or on the road, Daniel spins the wheels on any surface.
If you're interest in sponsoring one of our riders then please click on a rider's name above to be taken to the official Tour de Fresh Rider donation pages. Thank you!
And then follow our Tour de Fresh antics on our blog!
Here's to the road ahead...