Poppy Innovations is changing the way we eat to build healthier communities.
But we can’t do it alone. It is through the generosity of sponsors that we have been able to empower Calgarians to actively be involved in producing their own healthy food through activities like gardening, canning and cooking since 2012.
Opportunities for Sponsorship
We are currently seeking sponsors for the following programs:
Food sponsor for cooking classes
Edible Education bursary sponsor
Kids gardening program sponsor
Despite years of awareness campaigns, the number of obese Canadians continues to rise:
Seven out of 10 children ages 4 to 8, and half of adults, do not eat the recommended amount of vegetables and fruit.
Children who are obese are at increased risk of remaining overweight or obese as adults.
Since 1978 childhood obesity rates have more than doubled. Today 1 out of 3 Canadian children are overweight or obese.
If current trends continue, by 2040, up to 70% of adults aged 40 years will be either overweight or obese.
7.7% of households in Canada (1.9 million people) report being “food insecure” (unable to access adequate food with good nutritional value). Therefore this population has a lower intake of fruits and vegetables, suffer from malnutrition, consume more processed foods, trans fats and sugar.
Our goal is to improve these statistics by teaching Canadians to grow, preserve and prepare healthy and nutritious food.
I would not have thought my nine-year-old could chop, but he learned how to in the the class and now helps with dinner at home!
The class really lit a spark in my children…they love to help in the kitchen now!
Advantages of Sponsorship
To continue doing this important work, we need your help.
As a sponsor of Poppy Innovations you empower Calgarians to make healthy food choices for themselves and their families, an impact that will last a lifetime. Each sponsorship opportunity is unique and will be customized to your organization’s needs. Here are some of the benefits we offer to our sponsors:
Mention on sponsorship page on Poppy Innovations website
Social media mention on twitter and facebook
Logo on class materials like recipes, nutrition guides etc.
Mention in Poppy Innovations newsletter
Provision of store discount coupons to participants
Class hosted for staff
Promotional item for participants (with donor logo)-cooking, gardening, canning tool
Recipe using donor products
Discount for staff at Poppy events
Banner placement in kitchen or facility
Mention of donor and what they have supplied, during the class
Joint press release
Speaking opportunity for donor company
Article in newsletter about new sponsorship
Logo on aprons
Naming of event using donor name
To join our valued sponsors and partners contact Trina Rathgeber, Marketing Manager at email@example.com or 403.921.5007