Multiple Organics Educates Underserved Children About Organic Food

Jan 14, 2010, 05:20 ET from Multiple Organics, Inc.

SAN RAFAEL, Calif., Jan. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Multiple Organics, Inc. embraced the holiday spirit by volunteering to educate 24 underserved children from Marin City and San Rafael about the nutritional benefits of cooking with organic food.  We worked with In The Kitchen (ITK) Culinary, a cooking school located in Sausalito.  ITK Culinary is dedicated to making cooking accessible to everyone. To that end, ITK partnered with Kids Cooking for Life to bring cooking programs to underserved youths in the community. The programs teach the children about nutrition, healthy eating habits, and basic cooking skills that they are able to use at home. The programs also provide a place where children can learn social skills, etiquette, and how to work well in a team environment.


We made delicious holiday goodies: gingerbread-amaranth cookies, holiday popcorn balls, and pumpkin-cherry muffins. Multiple Organics donated a host of organic ingredients, such as, chocolate chips, popcorn, sugar, sunflower seeds, amaranth, cashews, chocolate covered almonds and cherries. The Multiple Organics team divided into two groups over the course of two days. One afternoon was spent with students from Performing Stars of Marin City and baked in a "youth volunteer effort" for other children in their community to decorate at the annual Southern Marin Firefighters Toy Drive, held on December 23rd. The next afternoon, we met with students from Bridge the Gap of Marin City and learned how to prepare organic holiday treats they can share with their families over the holiday break.

In order to fund this special event, we decided to forego our traditional company holiday party and reduce the money spent toward customer holiday gifts. We enrolled our customers in our holiday gift plan and received positive feedback – some generously donated product for the event!

Multiple Organics is a wholesale ingredient supplier with over 40 years of combined experience in every step of the organic food cycle, from supporting and advising farmers to improving the progression from farm to market. Multiple Organics is committed to the quality and safety of the ingredients they provide, and to the relationships nurtured around the world with their supplier and farmer partners, and the communities they deal in. The result is streamlined quality control and traceability of every product, in the best interests of their partners and clients.

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