Fruit for Kindy Kids was the original inspiration behind starting “Crushed With Love” natural products. Some of the kids in my kindergarten classroom would either have the bare minimum for food or wouldn’t have a healthy option to eat at all. A lot of the time I would offer my own apple or banana to these children so that they could have a healthy food option.
I started bringing in bags of apples with a part of my sales and kept a bowl of apples in my kindergarten class so children could freely eat them. Now, being on maternity leave I send fruit into a nearby school that my daughter attends for her kindergarten class with a “fruit for thought” card to spark conversation about the fruit, why it is healthy for our bodies and what can be made with the fruit (I.e. applesauce, apple crisp etc). In the past, the class even did a whole lesson about apples and made apple crisp as a class!
A portion of our profits continues to support providing fruit to children in nearby schools.