There's been so many stories in the news about funding and lunch privileges being taken away from kids who come from low income families in the news a lot lately, that this is the kind of story I like waking up to. Blue Cross is teaming up with the United Fresh Start Foundation to make a difference in the lives of kids at 17 Michigan schools, as Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan announced they will be donating salad bars to multiple schools throughout Michigan.

According to WXYZ, since 2015, BCBSM has supported 91 salad bars in Michigan schools through the national Salad Bars to Schools initiative in order to empower Michigan students to make healthier choice by increasing access to fresh fruits and vegetables. The following schools will receive salad bars at their schools this year:

  • Ross Beatty High School, Cassopolis;
  • Marquette Elementary-Middle School, Detroit;
  • Genesee STEM Academy, Flint;
  • Mott Middle College High School, Flint;
  • International Academy of Flint, Flint;
  • Amerman Elementary School, Northville;
  • Ridge Wood Elementary School, Northville;
  • Conner Creek Academy East Elementary, Roseville;
  • Stone Elementary School, Saginaw;
  • Chester Miller Elementary School, Saginaw;
  • New Bedford Academy, Southfield;
  • Sterling Elementary, Standish;
  • Mound Park Elementary School, Warren;
  • Chatterton Middle School, Warren;
  • Fitzgerald High School, Warren;
  • Universal Learning Academy, Westland; and
  • Estabrook Early Learning, Ypsilanti.