Funding to Support Farm to School Effort

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A program designed to link Indiana farmers to school cafeterias has received a federal grant. The $100,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture will support efforts among nearly 40 central Indiana school corporations, the Hoosier Harvest Market and the Indiana Farm to School Network. November 27, 2013

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(Undated) - The proposed project will span two years and will focus on the Indiana Farm to School Network, the Hoosier Harvest Market, Greenfield‐Central Community Schools, and the 38 other school corporations in Hancock and surrounding counties. The goals of this project are to help schools find and procure local food by developing an understanding of the opportunities for farm to school in this region of Indiana, with special consideration given to the feasibility of a virtual food hub, and to use a strong, focused network of farm to school partners to establish farm to school programs throughout the state. To accomplish this goal, the Indiana State Department of Health’s Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity and partners will engage in activities to develop Indiana’s farm to school infrastructure and provide professional development to school food service personnel and local producers.

Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture