Submitted by ACME Farms + Kitchen
As mothers of small children, ACME Farms + Kitchen co-founders, Cara Piscitello and Joy Rubey, started their business five years ago as a creative solution for making it easier for busy families to cook healthy meals using locally grown and produced ingredients. Now that their kids are in school, Cara and Joy see the need for a solution that helps busy families provide healthy school lunches. They view this as a natural and fitting expansion of their meal delivery service.
“It’s very important to us that our kids eat healthy, nutritious food whether they are at home or at school. We know from experience that it can be a challenge to make a good lunch every day. Knowing other parents share our feelings, we’re launching a line of balanced, organic lunches we know kids will love and that we feel good about feeding them.” states Piscitello.
ACME Farms + Kitchen launched its trial Healthy School Lunch Service on May 31 and is currently testing the program in three schools across Whatcom County. ACME Farms + Kitchen will continue doing so through the end of the school year, collecting and analyzing data all along the way.
In hopes of being part of a greater solution to the quality of school lunches, ACME Farms + Kitchen plans to share data with local school districts to encourage the adoption of healthy, organic meals in schools.
In the program’s first week, the list of interested families is growing daily. ACME Farms + KItchen will continue analyzing the outcome of the test launch after school finishes and decide where it will deliver next fall. If parents are interested in finding out more information about this program, they can follow ACME Farms + Kitchen’s Facebook for updates.