Take Action!

Join us as we urge Congress to support farm to school in the Child Nutrition Act Reauthorization of 2019!

During the week of September 16, the National Farm to School Network will be hosting a Child Nutrition Act Reauthorization fly-in! There will be folks on the Hill advocating to get better food to our country’s youth – join them in transforming our school food system by contacting your Member of Congress this week! 

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 alerts@sustainableagriculture.net

No time to make a call? Sign this petition to endorse the Farm to School Act of 2019 & the Kids Eat Local Act!

How Can I Get Involved with NSAC?

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!

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  • TELL YOUR STORY: Are you a farmer who has benefited from – or struggled with – federal farm programs? We want to hear from you! Contact us to share your experience and potentially be part of our farmer storybank.
  • GET TO KNOW YOUR LEGISLATORS: Do you know who your Senators and Representative are? Do you know how they vote on sustainable agriculture issues? Find out who represents you here; send ’em an email and ask them how they voted on the issues that matter to YOU.
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