There is a critical need for investment in small and future farmers. Their growth and ability to thrive is intimately tied to healthy food, healthy people, and robust rural communities.
Food Literacy Center To Open a Green Cooking School for Low-Income Students in Sacramento
Sacramento’s Food Literacy Center will offer students hands-on cooking classes from a new net-zero energy facility and garden.
Pandemic, Fresh Food Act Influencing Farm-to-School Efforts in West Virginia
West Virginia farmers and schools are adapting to the pandemic and learning lessons in local sourcing.
Opinion | California Budget Boosts Healthy Food for Kids and Markets for Farmers
California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a budget that proposes US$80 million for school food programs serving more than 3.5 million children in the state.
10 Awesome Austin Orgs Bringing Better Food to Schools
Schools and organizations in Austin, Texas are enhancing relationships between farmers, ranchers, and local producers, in an effort to improve child health, engage students in the local food system, and support the local economy.
National Farm-to-School Month: Highlighting 30 Innovative Programs from Across the Globe
Farm-to-school programs across the world are building stronger relationship between schools and farmers, ranchers, and producers, in an effort to improve children’s health, engage students in the food system, and support local economies. In honor of National Farm-to-School Month, Food Tank is highlighting 30 innovative farm-to-school programs from across the globe.
Free, Sustainable School Lunch for All, a Pledge from Alice Waters
Alice Waters is advocating for a ‘‘free, sustainable school lunch for all students.’ Despite advances in school food, there remains a stigma around school lunch. Waters believes this can change through better food education and stronger procurement policies.
True Cost Accounting Can Positively Impact All Facets of U.S. Food System
Long-time organic farmer, Anne Schwartz talks about True Cost Accounting, and the positive social and environmental implications of integrating local, organic, and small-farms into food system policy.
19 Farm-to-School Initiatives Making an Impact
To celebrate national Farm-to-School Month, Food Tank has compiled a list of 19 unique, innovative, and effective farm-to-school programs from around the globe.
Harlem Grown’s Tony Hillery: “Education is the way out”
Tony Hillery founded Harlem Grown to address the health and academic challenges facing public elementary school students in Harlem.