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Frequently Asked Questions

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What would having the Brighter Bites program on my school campus look like?

Please click here to learn about what a day of Brighter Bites on your campus could look like.

How do I get Brighter Bites at my school?

We are growing rapidly! If you’d like us to come to your neighborhood/school/camp/community, please fill out an application here.

Who can I contact if I have questions about becoming a Brighter Bites school?

Contact Katie Degen or Thelma Green for inquiries about Houston, Magaly Solis for information on Dallas, Rebeca Hernandez Gonzalez for interest in Austin, Elizabeth Velarde for inquiries about San Antonio, Clarissa Sarsama for interest in Southwest Florida, Gina Flores for interest in New York City, Nicole Jobson for interest in Phoenix, McKenzie Yazzie-Martin for interest in Las Cruces, Rajni Sood Laurent for interest in Washington, D.C., Jazmin Lopez for interest in Los Angeles, Alicia Blanco for interest in Salinas, and Sonia Rodriguez for interest in Bakersfield.

How does the program work?

Check out our eight-step process here.

How long is the program?

The Brighter Bites program takes place bi-weekly during the school year, and for 4-8 weeks during the Summer.

Are you only in K-12 sites?

Nope. You can also find us in preschools and after-school programs, along with YMCAs and churches. We update our Locations frequently, so keep checking back!

Where does the Brighter Bites food come from? How do y’all do this for free?

Brighter Bites is made possible through government grants and the generous support of our partners. Check them all out here.

Are you hiring?

We’re always looking for bright individuals to help bolster our program. Please view our current open positions on our careers page or contact careers@brighterbites.org to learn about our current openings.

I’ve always wondered if a tomato is a fruit or a vegetable?

Depends on whether you’re asking a chef or a scientist. Botanically speaking, the tomato’s seeds qualify it as a fruit, but because it is used primarily for savory cooking—like its fellow ambiguous counterparts the squash, green bean and cucumber—it is most widely considered a vegetable.