October is national Farm-to-School Month in the United States. It’s a time to celebrate the connections between schools, farmers, and locally and regionally produced foods.
While millions of students, farmers, and communities across North America celebrate the farm-to-school movement this month, governments, nonprofits, and passionate individuals all over the world are strengthening school meal programs through local food purchasing. Across the globe, farm-to-school programs are fostering connections between students, teachers, parents, farmers, and policymakers in activities that support health, nutrition, agriculture, and local economies.
Food Tank is celebrating farm-to-school month by featuring 18 inspiring and innovative farm-to-school programs from around the world: Agri Aware, Australian Organic Schools, Brazil’s National School Feeding Programme,Ecotrust, Farm to Cafeteria Canada, Farming and Countryside Education, Food for Life, Fresh Roots, Garden to Table, Ghana School Feeding Programme, Model Vihti, National Farm to School Network, Purchase from Africans for Africa Program, Rome’s School Meals Program, Seven Generations Ahead,Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation, Sustainable Schools Program, andVermont Feed.
Join our dance for Puerto Rico happy-hour dance fundraiser to help hurricane survivors led by Broadway stars for #GiveHealthy and Feeding America called “Garjana.” One hundred percent of ticket revenue will support hurricane survivors.
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