MAPLE GROVE, Minn. (7/10/15)--TopLine FCU, Maple Grove, Minn., has partnered with the Maple Grove Farmers Market to teach kids this summer both the value of a dollar and the value of making healthy food choices through the Power of Produce (PoP) Kids’ Club.
Participants, who must be between 5 and 12 years old, receive a $2 token every Thursday at the farmers market to purchase fruit, vegetables or food-bearing plants.
In addition, through PoP Kids’--a free program--participants can attend educational activities on making healthy food choices and demonstrations about the farmers market.
“Partnering with the Maple Grove Farmers Market and the PoP Kids’ Club is a wonderful way for parents and kids to have valuable conversations about money, including how and when to spend it,” said Tom Smith, TopLine FCU president/CEO. “Putting ownership and purchasing power into the hands of young consumers through this program helps teach kids how to make healthy financial and nutritional choices.”
The partnership is made possible through a grant to TopLine from the Minnesota Credit Union Foundation, the charitable arm of the Minnesota Credit Union Network.
The program runs through October.