SAINT CLOUD, Minn., June 16, 2015 — www.JustBareChicken.com — Just BARE®, a local brand of premium natural chicken, announces its commitment to raising goodness by sponsoring two local garden programs in 2015. Just BARE is teaming up with Roots for the Home Team, a program for Twin Cities-based urban youth that develops and sells salads at professional baseball games. The brand will also be working with Urban Roots, a Saint Paul-based organization with a mission to build vibrant and healthy communities through food, conservation and youth development. 

“Supporting Roots for the Home Team and Urban Roots helps bring to life our mission of providing good food for more people by feeding peoples’ passions for a healthier future,” said Rory Bidinger, brand advocacy and marketing manager for the Just BARE brand. “Having the opportunity to work with Twin Cities youth to teach the benefits of garden cultivation, environmental practices and healthy eating is a truly wonderful and gratifying experience for all of us behind the Just BARE brand.” 

As a sponsor since the program’s inception in 2012, Just BARE provides financial support to Roots for the Home Team, a groundbreaking program that partners with youth garden programs in ethnically diverse areas of the Twin Cities. Roots participants from Minneapolis and Saint Paul roll up their sleeves to learn how to plant and nurture veggies and herbs then pairs the produce with creativity by developing delicious salad recipes that are served at Target Field during Minnesota Twins’ weekend home games. Created, named and sold by Roots youth, the salads sold also have Just BARE chicken as a protein option. This year’s Roots for the Home Team salad line-up includes:
     Zesty Gardenopolis 
     Wild Gitigan
     Vine Vine Sunshine
     Summer Paradise
     Mardi Garden
     La Jefa
     Grand Salami 
     Crunchy Bean Bowl

In 2015, Just BARE will also support Urban Roots, a program striving to nurture youth and, in turn, strengthen the future of communities. Just BARE supports the summer garden events for Urban Roots through in-kind donations of Just BARE chicken boneless skinless chicken breasts and thighs. Two Urban Roots events, taking place on July 21 and July 28, will unite 60 youth interns with chefs. The July 21 event will feature a local chef working with youth to create classic Creole dishes along with an opportunity to participate in a professional development workshop, which includes mock interviews and resume building. During the July 28 event, youth will receive culinary training from another local Twin Cities chef who will be stirring up Indian specialties. 

For more information about the Just BARE mission, go to JustBareChicken.com.


About Just BARE® | Raising Goodness®

Just BARE® is distributed nationally by Pilgrim’s. The brand lives its mission of good food for more people by providing Natural/No Antibiotics-Ever and Organic varieties of chicken with no antibiotics, no added hormones, no animal by-products (vegetable and grain fed), and no artificial additives. Organic Just BARE® is USDA-certified organic and verified by Midwest Organic Services Association (MOSA). To find simply delicious recipes, nutrition information and general cooking and safe handling tips, visit www.JustBareChicken.com. Find Just BARE® on Facebook, Pinterest and YouTube.

Contact Information

Contact: Kelsie McEndaffer, Pilgrim’s PR and Communications Manager

Kelsie.Mcendaffer@pilgrims.com

970.506.7823