Assistance League of Bellingham’s philanthropic program Eating Healthy provides scholarships to Whatcom County students from preschoolers through 8th grade who wish to participate in camps and activities designed to encourage growing and eating organic fruits and vegetables.
We are partnering with a local nonprofit Common Threads Farm which is dedicated to “growing good eaters” by exposing young children to the joy of eating fresh produce.
Normally, the camps would take place at the farm on Western Washington University’s campus. Due to social distancing, that farm was closed the summer of 2020. Therefore, Assistance League of Bellingham has worked with Common Threads Farm to support a microgreens and virtual learning program for children whose families cannot afford to pay for their participation. There were 100 recipients this year.