Great news! Today we are a HUGE step closer to helping 3 million more schoolchildren get involved in farm to school programs. That means 3 million kids could soon be eating better at school, digging into bountiful school gardens, and learning from local farmers where their food comes from.
Here’s what just happened: on January 20, the Senate Agriculture Committee voted unanimously to send their draft Child Nutrition Act reauthorization on to the full Senate, and it includes 10 million dollars a year – doubled funding! – for farm to school grants nationwide, along with a host of fixes that will help the grant program work better for schools and farmers.
Can you help us THANK Senators who helped champion this issue and encourage the full Senate to move it forward? Use our handy tool to send your Senators a quick email!
Want to help support farm to school? Encourage your legislators to support passing a Child Nutrition Act this year that includes the increased funding and support for farm to school! Use the hashtags #CNR2016 and/or #farmtoschool!
Here’s what #farmtoschool looks like in action! @[Your Legislator], invest in our future & support #moreF2SinCNR
With #farmtoschool, our students enjoy eating healthy fruits & vegetables every day. That’s why we need #moreF2SinCNR
#Farmtoschool allows farmers like me to feed my community healthy, local food. I support #moreF2SinCNR
As a farmer, I believe in participating in #farmtoschool in [your community] because [your reasons here]. I support #moreF2SinCNR!
Congress: #farmtoschool is a win for kids, farmers & communities. Pass #CNR2016 with #moreF2SinCNR!
Kids in #farmtoschool are more willing to try new, healthy foods + do better in school #moreF2SinCNR
.@USDA #FarmtoSchool Grants helped +12K schools improve healthy meals. Let’s not stop there! We need #moreF2SinCNR
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!