Guys, it’s happened. The back to school aisles are stocked (I swear, go to your local Target) and the pitches are already hitting my inbox. As much as I look forward to the school year and its’ routines I’m not quite ready to say goodbye to summer yet. We haven’t even been to the beach yet after all.
But when I saw this info hit my inbox I knew I had to share. It’s the partnering of two of our favorites- PBS Kids and Whole Foods Market to create a line of reusable lunch items for back to school. And honestly you can pick these up now and use them over the summer for road trips, day trips, and outings, too.
The scoop: PBS KIDS and Whole Foods Market have teamed up to offer a new line of back-to-school products, available exclusively at Whole Foods Market stores this July and August. The two mission-driven brands announced today a broad offering of school supplies, from notebooks made from recycled paper to organic cotton backpacks and reusable lunch totes.
100% (that’s all of it!) of PBS KIDS’ net proceeds from the line will support PBS KIDS educational programming, dedicated to helping all children succeed in school and in life, while Whole Foods Market will donate a percentage of total sales, up to $25,000, to Whole Kids Foundation™, an organization dedicated to improving children’s nutrition and wellness.
In addition, for every Esperos backpack, pencil case and lunch tote purchased, Esperos will donate 10% of proceeds to help fund education for children in need through the Esperos Carry Hope™ initiative.
That’s like giving back times three for something you probably already need-I’d call that a win-win-win.
Lunchskins is committed to reducing the amount of plastic waste produced every year, as each one of the brand’s reusable bags can replace 500 plastic bags.
The grocer will also carry PBS KIDS notebooks and folders for school and play from Mudpuppy, which supports children’s education throughout the year, including a multi-year partnership to support PBS KIDS, as well as other school programs.
To further prepare young children for back to school season, exclusive Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood content, including clips from the TV series, printable learning activities and family-friendly recipes, will be available for free at wholefoodsmarket.com.
Even if you still have weeks left of summer fun pick up these great do-good items at your local Whole Foods Market and you’ll be way ahead of the curve when it comes time to back to school.