Purple Asparagus

Purple Asparagus is a non-profit dedicated to bringing families back to the table by promoting and enjoying all the things associated with good eating.

Programs include:

Healthy Snacks Workshop in Schools
The Healthy Snacks Workshop is a program designed to help Chicago school children learn better eating habits and to make simple, healthy snacks and meals. This program is currently in place at over 10 schools in Chicago and Purple Asparagus is always seeking new volunteers and schools.

Growing Healthy Kids
In 2010, Purple Asparagus spearheaded a coalition of child nutrition and school food advocates called Growing Healthy Kids. They are working towards creating a health fair open  to parents, teachers, and administrators that will provide information about programs available for schools in Chicagoland.

Partnership with the Department of Family and Support Services
Purple Asparagus is joining the DFFS’s Mobile Fairs where they’ll be teaching low-income parents how to cook for their families in healthy, nutritious, and economic way.  DFSS holds these mobile fairs once a month around the city in its under served communities.


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Filed under Cooking, Healthy Food, Low-income, Nutrition, Public Program/Service, Schools, Volunteer, Youth

One response to “Purple Asparagus

  1. Thanks so much for including us on this resource. We are actively looking for volunteers. Our education program has expanded to over 10 schools and we have lots of other opportunities as well.

    Melissa Graham
    Founding Executive Director
    Purple Asparagus

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