How Farm to School Manitoba Works
Farm to School Manitoba fundraiser process:
Schedule your volunteers to unload the vegetables from the delivery truck when it arrives on your delivery date.
Delivery arrival times will be provided by a third-party hired trucking company on the scheduled day of delivery.
**Note: The driver cannot assist in unloading the vegetables due to liability issues**
Plan for volunteers to assemble the vegetables bundles for distribution to those who purchased.*
It is helpful to have an assembly line for each bundle size starting with the included shopping bags, and then potatoes with the other veggies on top.
BUNDLE A: 2 lb carrots, 2 lb onions, 5 lb potatoes and one recipe booklet**
BUNDLE B: 3 lb carrots, 3 lb onions, 10 lb potatoes, 1 lb parsnips, one cabbage and one recipe booklet
* Follow current public health guidelines for gathering limits and social distancing when planning out the vegetable assembly process at your school/daycare
** Vegetables are delivered in labelled, pre-weighed bags, volunteers will need to sort out the bags of vegetables into Bundles A or B and bagged within the shopping bags provided (one reuseable bag per bundle).
Distribute the freshly packed Manitoba vegetable bundles to those who placed online orders.* Don’t forget to CONGRATULATE your amazing students, children, and volunteers for a successful, healthy choice fundraiser!
* Follow current public health guidelines for gathering limits and social distancing when planning out distribution of the bundles
For a successful vegetable fundraiser, you will need:
- A great team of volunteers and/or parents who can unload the vegetables from the truck and assemble them into the reusable bags so they are ready for distribution
- Adequate space to receive delivery and for assembly; trolleys or carts may be needed for large orders
- Parents to help children and students take the bundles home on the scheduled delivery date in order to pass them along to those who purchased from them
- Ability to follow current public health guidelines for gathering limits and social distancing when planning out the vegetable assembly and distribution process