Grateful Thanks to the William Swanston Charitable Fund

During this season of sharing, Alta Head Start would like to express our sincere thanks to The William Swanston Charitable Fund. Once again this year, this organization made it possible for Alta Head Start and Early Head Start students and their families to enjoy locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables.

A generous grant from the Fund enabled Alta Head Start to buy this produce from local growers. This in turn made fresh fruits and vegetables available for both educational classroom activities and for purchase by students’ parents at our recent Farmer’s Markets, using the “Alta Bucks” they earned by volunteering in classrooms.

In this way, children are introduced to foods they might not normally be aware of, while learning about the importance of good nutrition. At the same time, parents are able to supplement their holiday dinners with these fruits and vegetables at no cost, thereby saving their money for purchasing turkeys, hams or other main items.

Once again, our thanks to the The William Swanston Charitable Fund. Your generosity helps make it a happy holiday season for all.