It’s hard to believe back to school is just about a month away! Thanks to Safeway, and Tyson Foods Project A+ program, not only have I found a way to give money back to my school, but have also come up with some super easy meals and snacks for my kids on school days! On a trip to Safeway last week I picked up some specially marked packages of Tyson Chicken to make some simple meals for my family AND give back to our local schools.
The delicious looking salad above is as simple as your choice of bagged salad mix, a few chopped tomatoes and Tyson® Chicken Breast Patties cut into strips. Super easy and a great way to save time on a school night!
How do you raise money for back to school?
First, starting on August 14, if you buy participating products marked with the special Safeway BTS tag
10% of net purchase price (of participating items) can be designated to support the school of your choice at end of the back to school program!(for customers with eScrip membership, donations will be automatic). If you grocery shop like I do, 10% is a lot for back to school money!
Second, make sure you sign up YOUR SCHOOL for Tyson’s Project A+. I know we’re all used to collecting Box Tops for Education (and don’t stop!) but did you know that each label on a participating Tyson product is worth TWENTY FOUR CENTS?? It’s super easy to sign up for Project A+ – it took me less than 5 minutes to sign up Viewlands Elementary, where Quincy will be attending developmental preschool this year. After entering the school information, I got a confirmation email. That’s it, DONE!
What’s even more fantastic is that all you need is the school’s phone number to look them up on Project A+ so it makes it very easy for other parents and educators to find!
Why is raising money for back to school and beyond so important to me?
I’ve talked to the teachers in my kid’s classrooms, and I have heard first hand how hard it can be to get the supplies they need. Those back to school lists they hand out at the beginning of the school year? They barely scratch the surface – and I even buy extra (and sure hope I’m not the only parent who does). It’s important to me to help fund my kid’s classrooms however I can, and if companies like Tyson and Safeway are willing to help donate – that’s great -especially since all I have to do is continue buying products already on my shopping list!
So why give back? Whether it’s field trips, or snack, playground equipment or pencils, the expenses a school has are endless, so it’s up to us to help make a difference.
If you shop at Safeway, make sure that you keep an eye out for those Back to School shelf tags, and when you’re buying your Tyson Any’tizers or other participating products, save those labels!
I’ll admit, I bought a few extra Tyson products this week in addition to the salad I made above, I also grabbed some Tyson Any’tizers! I just love the Chicken Fries and so does my family!
What do you think? Are you going to check out Project A+?
Disclosure: I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias and their client.