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Brighter Bites, Zespri Kiwifruit Partner For School Programming

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Houston, Texas-based Brighter Bites is partnering with Zespri Kiwi fruit as a key produce partner for the upcoming 2022-23 school year.

Through this partnership, Zespri Kiwifruit will provide product for Brighter Bites’ programming in New York City and Washington D.C., as well as south and central California, supply kiwi nutrition education, recipes and coupons through the upcoming school season and support national programming through a monetary donation.

In addition, the two organizations will also host a kiwi art challenge for students to participate in for a chance to win prizes.

“Our partnership with Zespri Kiwifuit allows us to offer our families not only more delicious fruit options in their produce boxes, but also a fun, interactive challenge to engage and encourage participation,” said Rich Dachman, CEO, Brighter Bites. “This creative activity aligns perfectly with our mission, and we look forward to seeing all the one-of-a-kind artwork from students and their families.”

Zespri Kiwifruit will also be a highlighted donor for Brighter Bites’ 10th birthday celebration, honoring the nonprofit organization and its efforts to provide fresh fruits and vegetables to communities throughout the country.

“Our purpose is to help people, communities and the environment around the world thrive through the goodness of kiwifruit and being able to help support underserved families with our tasty and nutritious Zespri SunGold kiwi and encourage healthier habits is a great demonstration of this,” said Jeanne Wilson, head of marketing, Zespri Kiwifruit, North America.

“We couldn’t be more honored to join the mission of the Brighter Bites organization and look forward to celebrating their anniversary and reflecting on the positive change they’ve helped drive over the last ten years.”

Since 2012, Brighter Bites has grown to serve families and students in food deserts across nine major metropolitan areas and more than 50 million pounds of fresh produce. Zespri Kiwifruit’s partnership will enable the organization to continue providing for underserved communities and expand its programming.

To learn more about Brighter Bites’ celebration, click here.

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