Jump start healthy eating habits at your
school and raise funds for your PTA by partnering with
Real Food for Kids – Montgomery in the "5 for 5
How does it work?
Kids commit to eat five servings of fruits and
vegetables each day for one school week and try to get
sponsors to support their efforts. Participants invite
family and friends to sponsor servings of fruits and
vegetables at $5/serving and RFKM and the PTA split the
profits. Each participant will have their own online
fundraising page, which they can send to friends and
family to make a tax-deductible donation. RFKM supplies
the back end fundraising software, all the poster
templates, e-mail templates, a Power Point on healthy
eating for teachers, and food and drinks for a party at
the end of the challenge. PTAs agree to the use of their
name and logo and to send out posters (elementary school
only) and messages to support the challenge, and provide
the venue, arrangements, plates, silverware, cups,
napkins and volunteers for an in-school party for
Participants are encouraged to set a minimum fundraising
goal of $125. Donors can sponsor participants to eat
just one serving of fruits and vegetables for $5 or
sponsor an entire day’s worth of servings for just $25!
can pick a date that works for their school to begin the
“5 for 5 Challenge” and return the signed agreement to
RFKM at least one month before the desired start date.
Ideal times are when there is little competition with
other fundraising efforts and parents aren’t distracted
by many other responsibilities (like at the beginning of
the year or before holidays).
Prizes will be awarded to the child gets the
largest number of donors and to the child who eats the
greatest variety of fruits and vegetables.
For more information on partnering with RFKM
for the 5 for 5 Challenge, download the RFKM/PTA
partnership agreement here
or write Lindsey Parsons at
Previous Campaign Partners:
Sligo Creek ES
North Chevy Chase ES
Serving Size Guide and Tracking Chart
size guide and tracking chart.