Brighter Bites is largely known for its produce distribution, nutrition education, and fun food experience during school hours, but we also love to create communities of health on the weekend! This past weekend, Brighter Bites participated in three different events in Houston, Austin, and San Antonio, TX.
Houston: Brighter Bites had a great time running a booth at the Pasadena Open Market, a family-friendly event with local vendors, community partners, music, a face painter, clowns, and recreational activities put on by the Pasadena Parks and Recreation Department. We had so much fun handing out recipes, tip sheets, and bananas to market attendees while spreading the Brighter Bites love!
(Pictured below: Molly Martin, Program Manager, Brighter Bites Houston)
Austin: Our Austin, TX team had participated in the 6th Annual Edible Austin Children’s Picnic. This kidcentric event featured live music, storytelling, an imagination station, and yummy bites from local food vendors. We enjoyed playing a few signature Brighter Bites games, teaching kids and parents alike all about eating the rainbow. It was such a fun day!
(Pictured below: Shelby Koebley, Program Coordinator, Brighter Bites Austin)
San Antonio: Brighter Bites was honored over the weekend at the Viva Fresh Expo, a regional trade show hosted by the Texas International Produce Association (TIPA) that brings together produce growers, suppliers, and distributors from the United States and Mexico.
TIPA selected Brighter Bites as the beneficiary of the 2018 Viva Fresh Open, a golf tournament sponsored this year by Bebo Distributing Inc. and Wonderful Citrus, that donates the tournament’s proceeds to a different charity each year. We were thrilled to be honored by TIPA this spring — it means so much to Brighter Bites that the produce industry is recognizing the impact we are making with their fruits and vegetables on families across the country.
(Pictured below from left to right: Maggie Whittington, Program Director, Brighter Bites Austin; Stefanie Cousins, Director of Marketing & Communications, Brighter Bites; Lisa Helfman, Founder, Brighter Bites; Samuel Newman, Executive Director, Brighter Bites)