years, Building Our Pride in
But, this is the first year fresh and healthier options are making their way to the kitchen.
really important for our children to see that there are really good
foods," said Kelly Soffe,
"I think we have an opportunity to introduce a nutritional concept to the entire community," said Jack Jones, President and CEO of BOPIC.
opportunity Jones explored after a recent Summit Health survey showed more than
79 percent of
"I think we have opened the door to really show a lot of our neighbors a healthier option," said Jones.
After the students finish tutoring in the morning, BOPIC provides a healthy lunch using fresh fruits and vegetables in each meal.
The community group hopes to expand their efforts in the future.
"We will probably work with other nonprofits throughout the school year to introduce this concept to the families that's where it needs to go," said Jones.
"So overall it's providing them with an overall well being keeping their mental state active and being able to provide them with all the fresh food and the benefit of a healthy lifestyle," said Soffe.
BOPIC also works with the community to find high school volunteers to help throughout the summer with the nutrition program.