We’re pleased to be partnering with Burless Bakery and Coffee Shoppe of Sandwich, IL for our lunch program. Their delicious, dye-free meals are passionately crafted with locally sourced ingredients.
Consuming locally sourced food is beneficial in a multitude of ways. One of these ways is related to shorter periods of time between when food is harvested and consumed. This more timely consumption means less opportunity for the nutritional value to decrease, providing a more dense nutritional load for our children’s growing bodies and minds! Purchasing locally sourced food is also a wonderful way to be more earth-friendly- something we strive for here at Grace. The use of fossil fuel is the single largest contributor to our collective and individual carbon footprints. Therefore the less distance our food travels before arriving to us, the less pollution we dump into the atmosphere. And of course, supporting local small business helps create a robust local economy which in turn helps organizations and institutions such as Grace Holistic Center for Education thrive.