Tag Archives: GROW Month

GROW Partners with Produce for Kids

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GROW has partnered with Produce for Kids in its Power Your Lunchbox campaign. This digital marketing program aims to inspire more health-conscious lifestyles. This year, the Power Your Lunchbox campaign coincides with the 10th anniversary celebrations of GROW Month, happening in September.

The Power Your Lunchbox campaign, scheduled for August 3 through September 18, encourages families and individuals to take a pledge to pack healthier lunches during the back-to-school season, utilizing GROW bananas and other participating healthy brands. For each pledge taken, Organics Unlimited and other sponsor brands will make a donation to Feeding America® children’s programs that focus on health and wellness across the country.

Retailers, media and other trade organizations can support the Power Your Lunchbox program by joining GROW and Produce for Kids in a Twitter party at 6 p.m. PT on Wednesday, August 12.  You can find the party on Twitter by following for #poweryourlunchbox hashtag.

Other back-to-school messaging and healthy eating tips will be available from GROW throughout the Power Your Lunchbox campaign.

You can get involved in sharing the message of GROW during the Power Your Lunchbox campaign and GROW Month using #GROWTURNS10 on TwitterFacebook or Instagram.

For more information on how you can help support please visit our GROW website. You may also follow GROW on Facebook and Twitter for more updates.

To learn more about our organic bananas and how you can supply them in your store, please visit OrganicsUnlimited.com.

You may also follow Organics Unlimited on Facebook and Twitter for more news.

10 Ways to Share GROW bananas

In celebration of #GROWTURNS10, we invite you to share the message of GROW with your friends and family on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram. Help us spread the word about how GROW gives back! Continue reading

Eat More Bananas with these 10 Recipes

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GROW organic bananas have always been the perfect ingredient. Here are some of our favorites to keep you and your kids happy, healthy and feeling good. Feel free to share these with friends and families. Send us your images of dishes you’ve created using #GROWTURNS10 and we will share them with all our supporters! Have fun and enjoy these tasty treats! Continue reading

#GROWTURNS10: Celebrating 10 GROW Students

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Since 2005, GROW has helped provide educational, medical, and economic support to children and adults living in impoverished communities in Mexico and Ecuador. GROW works with established non-profit organizations such as Project Amigo in Colima, Mexico and Children International in Ecuador. In celebration of  10 years of GROW, here are 10 uplifting and inspiring stories of some GROW students.

We invite you to read and share these stories with your friends and family on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using #GROWTURNS10.
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GROW Student: Dulce

1472904_943905875621119_8301473608430783279_nDulce is 22 years old and finished her eighth and final semester of undergraduate studies as a graphic designer. She has been a GROW scholar for 9 years.

Dulce particularly enjoys her business negotiation classes and learning about the world of business, generating business ideas and creating plans to bring them to life. Someday she wants to own her own company, so she appreciates learning skills such as cost analysis. Dulce also wants to study English and practice with different programs and technical equipment that she didn’t have time to do during the school year.

“Without the GROW program, I would have been working in the fields as is the destiny of those who don’t have the economic means to pursue higher education,” said Dulce.

Read more GROW student profiles at GROWbananas.org.

Share the GROW message using #GROWTURNS10.

For more information on how you can help support please visit our GROW website. You may also follow GROW on Facebook and Twitter for more updates.

To learn more about our organic bananas and how you can supply them in your store, please visit OrganicsUnlimited.com.

You may also follow Organics Unlimited on Facebook and Twitter for more news.

GROW Student: Isaías

DSC04143Isaías is 22 years old and recently finished his final semester of undergraduate studies for Geomatic Topographic Engineering. His favorite class is remote sensing, as it allows engineers to obtain base studies and satellite imagery without being in the physical location of the farm. While some classes are not as interesting as others, he understands that all the material he’s learning will help him in his chosen profession. Now that his thesis and studies are completed, Isaías plans to begin looking for work in his field. Continue reading

GROW Student: Maria

MariaAs part of the GROW program, GROW scholars are required to give back by partaking in community service. Maria is a ninth grader who performs exceptionally well in school says. She has a lot of fun mentoring students in preschool. She also participated in helping clean up the banana farms in Rancho El Tesoro when the storms hit in 2014. Continue reading