Patrick Leahy - A program long championed by Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) will invest $98,918 in bolstering efforts to bring local agriculture into the classrooms and cafeterias of Vermont schools. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced Farm to School grants to connect child nutrition programs with local farmers.
Caledonian Record - Green Mountain Farm-to-School (GMFTS) is hosting its 5th Summer Block Party in the Kingdom, a free community event, on June 20 from 3-6 p.m. at Gardner Park in Newport. The event marks the start of GMFTS’ summer meal program, the Lunchbox food truck, and will feature free meals for kids 18 and younger, along with family-friendly games and activities, including a bounce house, seed planting, and more.
VT Digger - Dozens of school nutrition directors, advocates and Hunger Council members spent the day at the Vermont Statehouse on March 19th to let legislators know that eating is elementary to education and that school meals are an important component of student success.
Brattleboro Reformer - After a tough week wrangling with the frustrations of Act 46, it was very good to have something that reminded me of why I love and continue to do this job. Wednesday was Farm to School Awareness Day, which was celebrated with a Resolution read on the Floor of the House and a presentation given to the House Agriculture and Forestry and Senate Agriculture Committees.