Del Monte Foods Partnership

GrowingGreat is thrilled to announce the third year of our comprehensive, national partnership with Del Monte Foods, Inc. Del Monte is sponsoring GrowingGreat Veggies & Fruit: a National STEM Education Program, expanding our hands-on science and nutrition activities from Southern California to science centers, children’s museums and zoos across the country. Together, we will transform gardens into outdoor STEM labs that empower children to make healthy food choices. GrowingGreat and Del Monte share a deep commitment to healthy fruits and vegetables, healthier families and a healthier planet.

After an extensive national search, Del Monte chose GrowingGreat due to our pioneering success in Los Angeles, our commitment to hands-on STEM education, and our ability to impact thousands of children nationwide through strong partnerships with science centers.

Del Monte Foods’s sponsorship supports GrowingGreat’s leadership of a group of eight education partners implementing nutrition and STEM programs at: Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel UniversityCarnegie Science CenterDetroit ZooDiscovery Center, Discovery Place KidsMarbles Kids MuseumOregon Museum of Science and Industry and Saint Louis Science Center. Impact results will be shared at national conferences and webinars hosted by the Association of Science and Technology Centers.

GrowingGreat remains equally committed to the thousands of children in Los Angeles we impact each year, 70% in under-resourced communities. We miss the children from all of our GrowingGreat schools and libraries very much. We are doing our best to stay in touch and support families while their children are learning at home. In the meantime, we are sharing at-home learning activities on Instagram so we invite you to join in from home! Just follow us to get your weekly activity: You can also share your photos with us using #growinggreat and we will share them with the rest of the community.