UPFE Farm-to-School Fundraiser Success
As part of the UPFE mission, we support local businesses and efforts to increase access to healthy foods for all ages. The UPFE Farm to School Fundraiser program began as a pilot in 2015 and was expanded in 2016. The program helps to coordinate fundraising for local schools and youth groups by arranging locally grown and produced, fresh and value-added products to be offered up as fundraiser sale items. In 2016, three schools and one youth athletic organization participated in the program and raised over $9,400 for their activities. Local products for sale included maple syrup, honey, hot sauce, beeswax candles, kale chips, jams, soaps, and root veggies from 8 local producers resulting in $8,405 of direct revenue. If you are interested in participating or learning more about the Farm to School Fundraiser Program, contact Program Coordinator Courtney Dalman at (906) 225-0671 x726.