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.
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.