Ortega Elementary sells oranges – not chocolate! – to raise funds

November 15, 2014

Pam LeBlanc, Austin360

It really bothers me when schools try to raise money by selling sugar loaded treats like candy bars and caramel corn. Aren’t we supposed to be teaching our children to eat healthy?

That’s why I love what’s happening at Ortega Elementary School in Austin.

Students and staff there are selling 20-pound bags of organic oranges grown in South Texas to raise money for field trips and extracurricular activities not covered by federal funding.