Go runners Go!

It's almost time for our two courageous teams of staff, parents, and friends to relay-run the Key Bank VT City Marathon to benefit our fantastic Food Bag project..... and we need YOUR HELP!

Do you love kids? Do you love food? Do you love it when families cook and eat healthy food together? Then you need to help us fund this project.
A $15 dollar donation will fill a a bag with healthy, delicious ingredients to make a meal to feed 6 people. A $25 donation lets us add fresh fruit and other staples.
BCS Preschooler enjoying a delicious,  healthy lunch in our food program

In addition, here are 10 great reasons to donate now, compiled by our fearless leader, Sarah Adams Kollitz...

1. BCS is worth every penny.
2. You’ll sleep soundly knowing your dollars are working hard to fill hungry BCS bellies.
3. 2014 donations fund the awesome take home food bag project. 
4. You can post the news of your impressive generosity on Facebook, Twitter, or via email, making you look great and inspiring other people to follow your lead.
5. Rumors are spreading that Erinn Simon and the team will make dinner for one lucky donor.
6. You can finally stop feeling guilty about not running a marathon leg or doing your own fundraising this year. 
7. You’ll earn the right to scream, “Hey, that’s my runner!!!” from the sidelines.
8. Team BCS is full of fantastic staff, parents, kids of staff, sisters of staff, and all-around nice people doing good things in our community. ( see the team at the link below)
9. Someone on the team is thinking about tattooing donor’s names on her arm.
10. It’s really, really easy. Click here and you’re almost done 

Donate here!!

Actual preschoolers lunch plate

Family style lunches at BCS

Donate now to provide kids with healthy meals.... like this one!

On behalf of all of us at BCS, Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Man oh man do we have some news..

I just can't believe April is over. After a winter that seemed to go on forever, we have blown through most of spring in the blink of an eye. Our last family dinner was, I dare say, our biggest success ever. We ran out of food! A first and, I hope, last experience for us. We had macaroni and cheese which, as Sarah wisely noted, tends to disappear faster than other stuff in a group setting. But we also had a fantastic kale salad that vanished completely as well, and much of it into the bellies of little ones, so we'll count that as a victory for everyone!

We are moving through the new season with plans for warmer weather, the growing season and... fundraisers!

First up, the toddler teachers organized a great Silent Auction with donations from parents, community members, friends and staff. We wrapped it up last night with another family dinner/auction party.
Pineapple smells soooo good!

Toddler cooks-in-training
Everyone ate sweet potato salad, coconut quinoa, bread donated from August First,  green salad with dressing made by the toddlers (!) and oranges and pineapple slices. As always we are grateful to City Market for generously funding our family dinners.
Sweet potato black bean salad

I don't have the final tally yet, but everyone went home with some great items and much fun was had by all.

Next up... The Key Bank VT City Marathon on May 26th! Once again BCS has put together two relay teams to run, all to raise money for BCS.  Erica, BCS preschool teacher and our marathon organizer, has decided to use all the money we raise by running to fund the Supper Project Sarah and I have been working on, sending bags home with families on Fridays full of either extra staple foods for the weekend, or the ingredients for a healthy, delicious meal for families to prepare and eat together. So far we have funded the project with grant money but it's about to run out, so fresh funds couldn't be coming at a better time. If you can, please check out our team fundraising page on Crowdrise and consider donating. You will be helping to feed and strengthen families in our neighborhood.

Click here to check out our team page!

Coming soon, a photo series I've been working on called "Actual Preschoolers Lunch Plates" with pics of kids self-made plates at BCS.

Thanks for checking in with us! Happy Spring!

Lunch for 6 growing babies