BRIGHTER BITES IS NOW SERVING FAMILIES IN LAS CRUCES!

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Brighter Bites is now serving families in Las Cruces, New Mexico with the support of our partners Roadrunner Food Bank and New Mexico State University.

New Mexico has a food insecurity rate of 12.9% and one in five children face hunger. Brighter Bites is the nonprofit that delivers fruits and vegetables directly into families’ hands. We teach families how to use the produce and watch their behavior change.

Do you have a passion for fresh fruits and vegetables and helping families in need? Brighter Bites is your chance to help kids turn healthy habits in to healthy lifestyles. If you’re in the Las Cruces area, consider volunteering your time or donating today to make a difference for local families.

Questions? Email us.

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What We Do

Brighter Bites is a nonprofit that delivers fresh fruits and veggies to kids and their families who lack regular access to fresh food. We make it fun and we make it free! Here’s how:

Our Not-So-Secret Formula

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PRODUCE
DISTRIBUTION

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Every week of programming, Brighter Bites heads to schools and summer camps to distribute fresh, seasonal produce for families and teachers to pick up and take home. Two bags contain about ~50 servings of fruits and veggies, weighing close to 20 pounds.

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NUTRITION
EDUCATION

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We teach kids, parents, and teachers how to make the most of their produce. We encourage teachers to utilize their bags during in-class lessons and we provide nutrition education handbooks, plus weekly tip sheets and recipes, for everyone to use at home.

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FUN FOOD
EXPERIENCE

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Brighter Bites staff engages with families through in-person culinary demonstrations, as well as through various digital platforms through the sharing of easy recipes, kitchen how-tos, culinary tips, and healthy topics.

Volunteer

Volunteers are key for our program’s success! Volunteers can expect to help with sorting and bagging fresh fruits and vegetables as well as distributing the produce to the families enrolled. Sign up today to be a part of Brighter Bites in the Las Cruces community!

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$350 feeds one family for one year with fresh fruits and vegetables. Join us today and make big impact on the lives of students and their families.

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Locations

Here’s where we’ve currently taken root around the community. Interested in bringing Brighter Bites to your school? Contact us!

LAS CRUCES

  • Summer 2024

Alameda Community Elementary School
1325 N. Alameda Blvd Las Cruces, 88005

Lynn Community Middle School
950 S walnut St Las Cruces, NM 88001

Our Partners

Thank you to our partners for supporting our work in Las Cruces: