Congress is beginning to draft the next Child Nutrition Act Reauthorization (CNR), and they need to hear from you! This is our opportunity to make it easier for schools to source local food and provide funding for innovative projects like school gardens and seasonal vegetable taste-testing that help kids learn where food comes from.
The Farm to School Act of 2019 (S. 2026, H.R. 3562) and Kids Eat Local Act (S.1817, H.R. 3230) were both recently introduced. These bills offer Congress a blueprint for supporting farm to school work in the next CNR – and they include provisions that prioritize grant applications where beginning, veteran, and socially disadvantaged farmers are active participants. They need your support!
Call your Senators and Representative today!
Step 1: Call the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121.
Step 2: Leave a message for your Senators and Member of Congress like this:
“Hi, my name is ____ and I’m a constituent and a ____ [farmer, parent, teacher, etc.]. I’d like to ask [your legislator’s name] to co-sponsor two complementary bills that will help bring healthy, local food into our schools: the Farm to School Act of 2019 (S. 2026, H.R. 3562) and the Kids Eat Local Act of 2019 (S.1817, H.R. 3230). This issue matters to me because ____ [tell your story!]. Thank you!”
Step 3: Let us know you called and how it went at firstname.lastname@example.org
No time to make a call? Sign this petition to endorse the Farm to School Act of 2019 & the Kids Eat Local Act!
If you care about getting healthy food to everyone, protecting our natural resources, and supporting the next generation of American farmers, then you’ll want to get involved this year!