Maintaining Funding for Farm to School Grant Program

The Oregon Farm to School and School Garden Network is working hard to maintain funding for Oregon’s Farm to School Grant Program (at the current $10M) during the 2021 legislative session.

What do the Farm to School Grants fund?

Oregon Food: school districts, summer meal programs and Head Start and other center-based early childcare and education sites purchase Oregon foods, through an opt-in grant program for all districts and a competitive grant program for districts that are making the most impactful, healthy purchases;

Education: districts and partner organizations educate children about food and agriculture;

Infrastructure and Equipment: producers meet the needs of schools, and increase their capacity to sell to schools and other institutions

Technical assistance: state-wide and regional partners provide technical assistance, training and resources to farm to school stakeholders and address barriers and challenges supporting success state-wide.

Farm to School and School Gardens are needed now more than ever!

Farm to School Grants provide funding for schools to purchase healthy, local foods, prioritizing purchases from producers of color, supporting much needed economic relief and recovery.

Farm to School is leveraging and keeping millions of federal dollars in Oregon, and at the same time providing fresh fruits and vegetables to hungry kids and families.

Students who have been learning virtually all year need to get back into school gardens for their health and mental well-being, connection to nature and hands-on learning.

Farm to School is a win, win, win! supporting kids, farms and communities!

To demonstrate support, we’re seeking endorsements from non-profits, school districts, businesses and other supportive organizations (not individuals).

If you’re able to endorse on behalf of non-profit, school district, businesses and other supportive organizations please complete this simple form

To learn more, contact:
Megan Kemple, Director
Oregon Farm to School & School Garden Network
Email

Supporting Endorsers

1000 Friends of Oregon
ACCESS
Adelante Mujeres
Adrian School District No. 61
Ashland Food Co-op
Bend LaPine Schools
Black Oregon Land Trust
Black Tansy Farm
Blue Zones Project-Umpqua
Bountiful Bethel Neighborhood Farm
Capaces Leadership Institute
Centennial School District
Central Curry School District 1
Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council (COIC)
Central Point School District 6
Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation Dist.
College Hill High School’s Urban Farm program
Come Thru Market
Corvallis Environmental Center
Curry Watersheds Partnership
Dancing Roots Farm
Dayton School District S8
Deck Family Farm
Ecotrust
Familias en Acción
Farmers Ending Hunger
Farmers Market Fund
FOOD for Lane County
Food Roots
FoodCorps
Friends of Family Farmers
Fry Family Farm
Garden Farms of Oregon
Genuine Wallowa County
Gervais School District
Good Rain Farm
Gorge Grown Food Network
Green Heart Garden
Grow Portland
Growing Gardens
HealTerra
Hillsboro School District 1J
Holley Elementary, Holley Hawk Garden Club
Hummingbird Wholesale
James Beard Public Market
Jean's Farm
KairosPDX
Kings Valley Charter School
La Colectiva de La Comida

La Grande School District
Learning Gardens Lab at PSU
Lebanon Community Schools
Luckiamute Valley Charter School
Malheur County Cattlemen's Association
Marion Polk Food Share
McMinnville School District #40
My Brothers' Farm
Mudbone Grown
Neskowin Valley School
Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides
Oregon Association for the Education of Young Children
Oregon Beef Council
Oregon Farmers Market Association
Oregon Food Bank
Oregon Head Start Association
Oregon Organic Coalition
Oregon Trail SD 46
Organically Grown Company
OtterBee's Market
Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon
Phoenix-Talent Schools
Phoenix School of Roseburg
Pickled Planet LLC
Portland Nursery
Portland Public Schools
Prairie City School District #4
Rogue Farm Corp
Rogue Valley Farm To School
Sakari Farms LLC
School Garden Project of Lane County
Serendipity Center
Sherman County School District
Slow Food Portland
St. Helens School District
Stanfield School District
Stoneboat Farm
Supa Fresh Youth Farm
Sustainable LivinĀ Center
The Curriculum of Cuisine
The Environmental Center
UC-VEG
Umatilla School District
Umpqua Valley Farmers Market
Valley Flora Farm
White Oak Farm & Education Center
Willamette Farm and Food Coalition
Willamina School District 30J
Zenger Farm