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Stripes® Convenience Stores Announces Teacher Grants for Public Elementary School Students to Learn About Fresh Vegetables
“Stripes Fresh Learning Garden seeded by Laredo Taco Company®”


  • Grant applications available on Stripes Stores website now
  • Selected schools will receive a $500 grant and seeds for the fall garden
  • Campaign includes “Laredo Taco Company Teachers’ Appreciation Breakfast Party”

(Corpus Christi, TX)  March 3, 2015 - Stripes® Convenience Stores announced its second campaign for public elementary school students to learn about fresh vegetables through the Stripes Fresh Learning Garden seeded by Laredo Taco Company grant.The Stripes Fresh Learning Garden will give students in neighboring schools a hands-on experience to understand where food comes from and learn the value of using fresh foods. Beginning today, Stripes Stores will accept applications to award $500 grants and seeds to selected public elementary schools throughout the Stripes market areas to plant the seeds that will be the ingredients for tomorrow’s pico de gallo. Applications will be open until May 6, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. CST. Selected schools will also receive a “Laredo Taco Company Teachers’ Appreciation Breakfast Party” from Stripes Stores. At Laredo Taco Company a tomato today is tomorrow’s salsa!

Awards will be distributed by September 1, 2015. A limit of one grant may be awarded per teacher per school. Selected schools should begin to prepare a fall harvest garden by October 30, 2015. Teachers interested in applying should visit and click on the Stripes Fresh Learning Garden.

About Stripes® Convenience Stores
The Company operates over 650 convenience stores in Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma, more than 580 under the Stripes® banner and 45 under the Sac-N-Pac banner. Restaurant service is available in over 400 of its stores, primarily under the proprietary Laredo Taco Company® brand.  For more information about Stripes® Convenience Stores visit

Contact information: Jessica Davila-Burnett, Stripes® Convenience Stores, Public Relations Director O: 361.654.4882 M: 361.290-3257 Email:

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