This year, we have an important opportunity to help schools across the state increase their ability to purchase and serve more farm-fresh foods to our children. The New York Farm to School Purchasing Incentive and Grants programs, funded in the state budget, work hand in hand to bring more New York grown food to students in K-12 schools. These programs lead the nation in their ability to help schools buy more local food, thereby improving student health while building resilient local economies.
Research has shown that increasing the state’s Small Purchase Threshold would make it easier for schools to purchase locally-grown products directly from farmers and producers. Best of all – it will ensure access to healthy local food for students throughout the school day!
Policymakers in Albany are currently working to negotiate the state budget. Act NOW to ask your state representative to support funding for New York’s Farm to School programs and increase the State’s Small Purchase Threshold to match the federal level at $250,000 to jumpstart the momentum of our promising Farm to School programs in New York.
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Call or Write Your State Representatives Today to Help K-12 Schools Serve More New York Grown Food to New York Kids
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