$10.65 Million 
included in state agency budgets for the Farm to School Grant Program! 
$10.15M- Oregon Department of Education
$500K - Oregon Department of Agriculture
Thanks to the tireless efforts of the farm to school community and our legislative champions, funding has been secured this session.
Thank you to our community for writing letters, meeting with legislators, speaking at hearings and endorsing this campaign.
Thank you to our legislative champions:
Representative McLain,
Senator Dembrow,
Senator Frederick,
Senator Steiner and Representative Sanchez
for recognizing the importance of this program and including it in agency budgets!
This means critical funding for schools, food producers and educational programs across Oregon that help build healthy, resilient communities 
Thank you for supporting Farm to School in Oregon!


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.

Read more about the 2023 Competitive Farm to School and School Garden grant recipients!

Farm to School and School Gardens support healthy, resilient communities!

Farm to School Grants provide funding for schools to purchase healthy, local foods, supporting local farmers and providing 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 Oregon fruits, vegetables, meats, beans, grains and dairy to hungry kids during and after school.

Student physical and social-emotional health is supported by hands-on learning in school gardens, nourishing food and connection to their local community.

This comprehensive suite of Grant Programs serves to build a resilient local food and education system that can serve as a community hub in times of crisis.

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

For more information, contact:
Melina Barker, Director
Oregon Farm to School & School Garden Network


Supporting Endorsers

1000 Friends of Oregon
29 Branded Beef
Ashland school district
Bandon Organic Growers
Beaverton SD Nutrition Services
Bend La Pine Schools
Bend Urban Gardens LLC
Beyond Toxics
Big Fun Beverages
Cabral Livestock
Capaces Leadership Institute
Children's Museum of So Oregon (formally Kid Time) / Ivy School Preschool
Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District
Coalition of Oregon School Administrators
Come Thru Market
Community Co-Pack
Corbett School District
Corvallis Environmental Center
Crater Renaissance Academy
Curry Watersheds Partnership
Dayton School District
Deck Family Farm
Dufur School
Eugene School District 4J
Farmers Market Fund
Food Roots
Froerer Farms inc.
Fry Family Farm
Genuine Wallowa County LLC dba GWC Provisions
Good Rain Farm
Gray Family Foundation
Green Heart Garden
Grow Portland
Growing Gardens
H.B. Lee Middle School
Hardy Seeds
Head Start of Lane County
HolleyHawk Garden Club
Hood River County School District
Humming Bee Nursery
Hummingbird Wholesale

Impact NW-Supa Fresh/Creekside Community HS
Keep Growing Seeds LLC
Klamath County School District
La Grande School District
Lebanon Community School Dist
Lincoln County School District
Lindauer Confections
Luckiamute Valley Charter Schools
Marion Polk Food Share
Mt. Angel School District #91
Oasis Wellness Garden
Oregon Beef Council
Oregon Food Bank
Oregon Head Start Association
Oregon Organic Coalition
Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission
Oregon PTA
Oregon PTA
Oregon School Nutrition Association
Organically Grown Company
OSU Extension Wasco County 4H
OtterBee's Market
Outgrowing Hunger
Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon
Pat~n~Tams Beef
Phoenix Elementary School
Phoenix-Talent Schools
Portland Nursery
Portland Public Schools
Prairie City School District #4
Redmond School District
RedTwig Education
Rogue Valley Farm to School
Salant Family Ranch
Serendipity Center
Small Baking Co
Southern Oregon food Solutions (SOFS)
St. Helens SD #502
Sustainable Living Center
Tre-Fin Foods
Umatilla School District
Umi Organic
Valley Flora Farm
Willamette Farm and Food Coalition
Zenger Farm