Specialty grocer The Fresh Market is seeking submissions of original art from children age 15 and under for a chance to be showcased on its limited edition reusable shopping bags. The contest is open nationwide to children age 15 and younger who have a love for both food and art and can answer the question “What is the best thing about The Fresh Market?” Proceeds from the sale of the limited edition bags will benefit No Kid Hungry, with a minimum donation of $150,000 in 2016. The grocer has raised over $1 million for the organization that works to end childhood hunger in America.
The Fresh Market welcomes schools, children’s museums and art groups to participate. Drawing templates are available at all The Fresh Market locations (at Trenholm Plaza, 4840 Forest Dr., in Columbia). The top two artists, voted on by The Fresh Market employees, will have their designs printed on reusable shopping bags, which will be sold in The Fresh Market stores nationwide in 2016.
In addition to having their drawings featured on the company’s reusable shopping bag, the winners of the Design Our Bag Challenge will each receive a $200 gift card for The Fresh Market, a goodie bag filled with an artist kit and edible treats. Nationwide, each of The Fresh Market stores will award their top two finalists with a $50 gift card.