on July 09, 2012
The Sacramento Tree Foundation has been branching out of Sacramento since the introduction of its Greenprint Initiative in 2004. The Greenprint is the organization’s vision to enhance the quality of life of the Greater Sacramento region, not just those area’s within city limits.
One of the ways Sac Tree is doing this is through their Fruit for Families program (FFF). Nutritional foods can be out of reach to low income households are the Sacramento Valley, but thanks to FFF, those foods are making their way to tables in the area.
The Sacramento Tree Foundation partnered with the California Department of Health’s CalFresh Program with the goal of increasing physical activity and improving nutrition in low income households. Individuals can sign up for workshops through the Department of Health and learn about exercise and health issues as well as how to care for the fruit tree they will be given at the end of the class.
Sac Tree plans to raise $5,000 to give 300 families a healthy and self-sufficient option to feed themselves. The chosen trees are locally grown and selected to grow well in the Sacramento region.
FFF fits right into Sac Tree’s Greenprint – the Tree Foundation is taking FFF to schools for the first time later this year. With the help of Harmony House, Ella Elementary, and Cedar Lane Elementary in the Marysville Unified School District, healthy living workshops will be offered in Yuba County.