Thursday, November 01, 2007

Seeds of Hope Sprouting

Urban Sprouts would like to thank Mr. Ed Wilkins, Director of the San Francisco Student Nutrition Services (SNS) for his personal commitment to improve San Francisco’s public school lunches. Mr. Wilkins has informed Urban Sprouts that with a grant from Mayor Gavin Newsom’s office and the SF Department of Children, Youth and Their Families, SNS is installing salad bars in fifteen middle schools and high schools, including two Urban Sprouts' sites. Mr. Wilkins expressed that he expects a salad bar to open at June Jordan Small School for Equity and Excelsior Middle School (these two school share a cafeteria) in November 2007 and Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School shortly thereafter. In addition, SNS is working with vendors that can provide organic California grown produce to these salad bars. These are promising steps for our district to be taking for the health of our youth. We are deeply appreciative and hope Mr. Wilkins keeps up the good work!