Suburban Propane Partners with Sunbury Urban Farm to Educate Children on Sustainability

WHIPPANY, N.J., Aug. 24, 2023 — Suburban Propane Partners, L.P., a prominent nationwide distributor of propane, renewable propane, renewable natural gas, fuel oil, and associated products and services, has joined forces with Sunbury Urban Farm, a nonprofit organization based in Columbus, Ohio, in a collaborative effort to educate local children about the significance of agriculture, nutrition, sustainability, and environmental awareness.

Made possible by a donation from Suburban Propane, the initiative facilitated the acquisition of a Fender Blender Bike Blender from Rock the Bike. Engaged local Suburban Propane employees actively participated in the event, providing hands-on demonstrations of the Blender Bike to prospective students and their families.

Nandini Sankara, Spokesperson for Suburban Propane, highlighted the commitment of their employees to community welfare, stating, “The SuburbanCares program provides our employees with a meaningful way to give back to their communities. Organizations like Sunbury Urban Farm offer educational experiences that have a lasting impact, and we are thrilled to support their commendable endeavors.”

This collaboration resonates with the broader SuburbanCares initiative, a concerted effort by the company to contribute to community upliftment across the United States. Recent SuburbanCares projects have made a significant impact in underserved communities spanning regions such as Sacramento, CA, Syracuse, NY, Key West, FL, Spokane, WA, Boston, MA, Lake Worth, FL, Boston, MA, Helena, MT, Charlotte, NC, Lewes, DE, San Diego, CA, Albany, NY, Dayton, OH, Philadelphia, PA, Santa Fe, NM, Santa Rosa, CA, Columbia and Charleston, SC, New Brunswick, NJ, and efforts to support healthcare professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sarah Erickson, Program Director of Sunbury Urban Farm, expressed gratitude for Suburban Propane’s contribution to their “Back to School Bike Blender Bash.” She elaborated, “This event marks the commencement of our Farm & Forest School year and serves as a celebratory closure to an enriching summer camp season. These programs engage around 1,500 young participants in year-round outdoor learning experiences.”

Sunbury Urban Farm in Columbus, Ohio, spans 15 acres of gardens, food forests, and fields. It is a vibrant space where children aged 5-13 embark on a journey of exploration, play, and hands-on learning about healthy habits and sustainable relationships. With a mission to nurture young minds, Sunbury Urban Farm offers engaging experiences involving gardening, cooking with fresh produce, and forest exploration, illuminating the notion that nourishing food is all around us.

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