Yes, your school must sell a minimum of 50 Bundles (small or large) in order to qualify to participate. ﾠIf your school does not meet the minimum requirement, you will be unable to submit the online order form.
As a participant in the program, your school will incur a $60 processing/handling fee. The charge will be added to the final payment in the online order from submitted to BCAITC.
No, the bundles are a flat charge. Fruit and vegetables aren't a taxable purchase.
No, the school (or whichever group is fundraising) is responsible for hand-assembling each Healthy Bundle with the various commodities. Depending on the forecasted product, the items will arrive in their prepackaged sizes in 25-50 lb cases / bags.
The amount of product that you will be unloading from the truck depends on how many Healthy Bundles your school sells.ﾠ For example, if your school sells 75 large Bundles, that will equal approximately 510 kg (1,125 lb) of produce, or one pallet, delivered in bulk packs that weigh an average of 22.6 kg (50 lb) each.ﾠ Volunteers helping with unloading of the pallet(s) should be capable of lifting and moving items weighing 22.6 kg (50 lb) each.
No. It will be the schools responsibility to dispose of the pallets.
BCAITC will supply reusable bags that have been generously donated by the Canadian Produce Marketing Association. The reusable bags will arrive with the delivery of bulk bags of product.
No you don't need a scale to weigh the product going into each Healthy Bundle. Inside each bulk pack of product, the items are pre-weighed and pre-packaged according to the weights listed on the order form.
It is your discretion as to what you do with extra product.
Take an inventory of the spoiled product (ideally with pictures), and send to email@example.com. Spoiled product should not leave the school; we will get you replacement inventory as quickly as possible so you can fulfill your order. Compost the spoiled product.
It is our primary objective to buy BC produce, from BC suppliers, through BC wholesalers. Through this process we are supporting local businesses wherever we can. Substitutions may occur without notice as a result of unforeseen crop shortages due to adverse growing conditions.
Some product may be organic depending on the season, availability and cost. However, we cannot guarantee the bundles will include an organic item.
No, these vegetables are for families to cook and prepare at home.
FOODSAFE Level 1 certification is a requirement for participation in BCSFVNP. Only schools that are participating in the BCSFVNP are eligible for the Fresh To You Fundraiser.
No, your school will order via your school login provided by BCAITC.ﾠAll you need is an internet connection.
At this time, we can only accept payment by cheque.ﾠCheques must be received by the date posted on your school login. Please make the cheque out to “BC Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation” and mail it to:
BC Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation
c/o Fresh to You Fundraiser
202-2313 West Railway
Abbotsford, BC V2S 2E3
We will not be set up to refund orders for customers who simply change their minds. If there are quality issues with the product, which we do not anticipate, it should not leave the school; we would work with you to get you replacement inventory as quickly as possible so you can fulfill your order. Therefore, no refunds should be necessary.
At minimum, 2 weeks.
Yes, recognition backpacks will be awarded to top producing schools, based on criteria that includes student population ratio and total net sales to school.
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