Covid-19 Q&A

Helpful resources for you and your family during this coronavirus pandemic.

Is Brighter Bites still providing fresh produce for families?

During this time, Brighter Bites may be able to offer alternative food and produce distributions with partners in your area. These are limited and differ from city to city.

Will Brighter Bites come back to my school?

We are staying up to date with the practices recommended by the CDC regarding school closures and large gatherings. We are working with the leaders in schools to plan for the future of Brighter Bites produce distributions in schools.

What is the best way to contact Brighter Bites?

We have provided all of our program coordinators’ emails on the Connect with Your Coordinator page.

How can I get free fruits and vegetables in my area?

For local resources providing assistance in food, meals, jobs, housing, and more in your area, see our local resources pages below.

Does coronavirus spread on fruits and vegetables?

Currently there is no evidence of food or food packaging being associated with transmission of COVID-19. Like other viruses, it is possible that the virus that causes COVID-19 can survive on surfaces or objects. For that reason, it is critical to follow the 4 key steps of food safety—, separate, cook, and chill. (

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Nationwide Resources

Family Newsletters

July 29

Nutrition Spotlight, Physical Education, Healthy Cooking on a Budget, and Deciding to Go Out

July 22

Nutrition Spotlight, Physical Education, Simple Meals, and Food Safety

July 15

Nutrition Spotlight, Physical Education, Smarter Snacking, and Safe Grocery Shopping Tips

July 8

Nutrition Spotlight, Physical Education, Smart Swaps, and Food Safety

July 1

Nutrition Spotlight, Physical Education, Better and Brighter Breakfasts, and How to Clean & Disinfect

June 24

Nutrition Spotlight, Physical Education, Root Vegetables, and How to Wash Your Hands

June 17

Nutrition Spotlight, Physical Education, Immune-Boosting Smoothies, and Five Key Steps to Stay Safe

June 10

Nutrition Spotlight, Physical Education, Sweet Treats, and How to Wear a Mask Safely

May 29

Healthy Summer Produce, Food Safety, and Kids in the Kitchen

May 22

Cooking Hacks, Stay Supportive & Positive, Tips for Re-opening, Kids Korner

May 15

Stay healthy at home and how to talk to your kids about the coronavirus

May 8

More Resources for Every Topic, Coping with Stress, Our Very Own Healthy Cooking Videos, and How to Practice Social Distancing

May 1

Health and safety tips and a new website page just for YOU!

April 24

Healthy Snacking, Coloring Sheets, and Local Resources

April 17

Healthy Cooking Tips, Build-a-Pizza or Tostada, and an Avocado Activity Book

April 10

Healthy Cooking Tip, Make the Most of Your Pantry, Kids Korner

April 3

Healthy Cooking Tip, Healthy on a Budget, Kids Korner

March 30

Information on the coronavirus and food safety concerns

March 27

What’s on the Menu? Bell Pepper Bowls, Kids in the Kitchen

March 20

Cooking at Home, Family Meals, Stock the Pantry