October is Farm-to-School Month
October is National Farm to School Month, a time to recognize the importance of farm to school programs as a means to improve child nutrition, support local economies and educate children about the origins of food. The National Farm to School Network (NFSN), along with countless partners, advocated for the creation of National Farm to School Month by Congress in 2010. NFSN now organizes the annual celebration in partnership with dozens of groups and organizations across the country.
Throughout October, NFSC will be sharing stories and information on their blog about how farm to school is contributing to vibrant communities and empowering children and their families to make informed food choices. They will also be using Farm to School Month as an opportunity to reach out to new members and to collect stories and information about what’s happening on the ground through the “Share Form” on their website. Throughout the month of October, everyone who fills out a membership form or a Share Form on their website will be entered to win a drawing for $1,000 to spend on a farm to school project in their community.
Learn more about FARM-TO-SCHOOL MONTH.
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