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  • Brighter Bites's estimated annual revenue is currently $25.1M per year.(i)
  • Brighter Bites's estimated revenue per employee is $270,000

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  • Brighter Bites has 93 Employees.(i)
  • Brighter Bites grew their employee count by 31% last year.

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What Is Brighter Bites?

Brighter Bites is a Houston-based nonprofit founded in 2012 by Lisa Helfman and Dr. Shreela Sharma that delivers fresh fruits and vegetables directly into families hands, while teaching them how to use and choose a different kind of fast food. The mission of Brighter Bites is to Create Communities of Health through Fresh Food, and it accomplishes this mission through a three-step program of Food Access, Food Literacy, and Food Engagement. For 16 weeks during the school year and eight weeks during the summer, Brighter Bites provides 1) 30-35 pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables to each participating family 2) nutrition education consisting of handbooks, recipe cards, healthy tip sheets, and support for the implementation of a coordinated school health program, and 3) a fun food experience consisting of a healthy recipe tasting for everyone to try together when they pick up their produce at school dismissal. For several years, Lisa Helfman and her family took part in a weekly fruit and vegetable co-op, and she watched her children's eating habits dramatically transform. So much so that her little boy turned down a piece of cake at a birthday party, craving instead the blueberries hed grown fond of eating at home. She was inspired to replicate this type of positive change in underserved communities. Lisa's vision was to bring a produce co-op to schools in these neighborhoods that included an educational component. She created a collaborative partnership between the Houston Food Bank and Dr. Shreela Sharma, an expert in nutrition and a professor of epidemiology at UTHealth School of Public Health, and they launched the program now known as Brighter Bites. Since its inception, Brighter Bites has delivered millions of pounds of fresh produce and nutrition education to children and families in Houston, Dallas, and Austin, TX as well as New York City.



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Brighter Bites News

2022-04-06 - Brighter Bites Provides Approximately 524000 Pounds of ...

AUSTIN, TX - Brighter Bites is continuing to wield the power of fresh produce to help communities and families in need across the nation.

2022-03-30 - Non-profit provides 500,000 lbs. of fresh produce to students ...

Brighter Bites, a national non-profit delivering fresh fruits and vegetables directly into families' hands, has reached more than 3,500...

2019-09-08 - ReFED selects cohort for first Food Recovery Accelerator ...

Brighter Bites, Houston: Brighter Bites sources fresh, seasonal, and primarily donated produce and systematically distributes it to underserved ...

2019-09-03 - Breakfast in the classroom promotes better focus | Free Share

The school has also partnered with Brighter Bites, a Houston-based organization that aims to send fresh produce to families who may not ...

2019-09-03 - ReFed selects Brighter Bites for Nonprofit Food Recovery ...

ReFed, a U.S. nonprofit dedicated to reducing food waste, has chosen 10 organizations, including Brighter Bites, to participate in its Nonprofit ...

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