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Celebrating a Brand New State-of-the-Art School Kitchen

Celebrating a Brand New State-of-the-Art School Kitchen Vincent Matthews SF Examiner The other day I enjoyed a truly delicious lunch with food from many different cultures. There were multiple entrees to choose from: Oven-fried rice with egg rolls, crunchy tacos, caprese salads, and fresh turkey sandwiches. Sides included organic tomato [...]

2019-10-30T20:59:25+00:00October 21st, 2019|

Harvest Festival Teaches Kids About the Local Food Economy

Harvest Festival Teaches Kids About the Local Food Economy Katherine Chloé Cahoon Spectrum News Free food and hands-on activities sound like a lot of fun... and they are. But the Harvest Festival at Hamlin Park Academy also teaches kids about the local food economy and supporting minority farmers. "You don't [...]

2019-10-30T21:07:22+00:00October 19th, 2019|

Harvest Festival Encourages Support for Local Food Economy, Black & Minority Farmers

Harvest Festival Encourages Support for Local Food Economy, Black & Minority Farmers FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Rebekah Williams rebekah@mass-ave.org Free event for families on October 19 at P.S.74 Hamlin Park BUFFALO, NY - October 10, 2019—The Good Food Buffalo Coalition and Strong Community Schools will host a Harvest Festival on [...]

2019-10-11T17:53:10+00:00October 10th, 2019|

Why School Cafeterias Should be the Frontlines of Policy Change

Why School Cafeterias Should be the Frontlines of Policy Change Jennifer E Gaddis The Guardian Healthier children, better wages, stronger local economies, sustainable food – the fight for all of them starts with school lunches. Across the country millions of children are returning to school with the promise that school [...]

2019-09-12T03:10:55+00:00September 8th, 2019|

How Are San Francisco Schools Doing on Their Commitment to Better Food?

How Are San Francisco Schools Doing on Their Commitment to Better Food? Katie Ettman SPUR Lots of restaurants, private companies and public institutions say they source food ethically, provide healthy options and honor fair labor practices. But few can point to third-party verification certifying their claims. The San Francisco Unified [...]

2019-09-12T03:22:08+00:00August 15th, 2019|

New York City Council Speaker Announces City’s Commitment to Good Food Purchasing Program

New York City Council Speaker Announces City’s Commitment to Good Food Purchasing Program FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contacts: Ribka Getachew, Director of the NYC Good Food Purchasing Campaign, Community Food Advocates, rgetachew@foodadvocates.org Suzanne Adely, Regional Organizer: Mid Atlantic & New England, Food Chain Workers Alliance, suzanne@foodchainworkers.org Craig Willingham, Deputy Director, CUNY Urban Food [...]

2019-08-02T21:49:32+00:00August 2nd, 2019|

Put Food on the Green New Deal Menu

Put Food on the Green New Deal Menu Maggie Dickinson, Nicholas Freudenberg, and Rositsa Ilieva City Limits Last month, New York City and State approved bold Green New Deal plans that will contribute to reducing greenhouse gases, making buildings and transportation more energy efficient, and creating economic and job opportunities. [...]

2019-07-23T00:16:08+00:00July 22nd, 2019|

Partnership for Public Good Hails Agenda Accomplishments, Urges More Progress

Partnership for Public Good Hails Agenda Accomplishments, Urges More Progress Michael Mroziak WBFO The Partnership for the Public Good in Buffalo is hailing accomplishments in the recently-ended State Legislature session. But as it updates its Community Agenda, Partnership leaders say they'll continue pushing for more progress on the ten items [...]

2019-07-11T21:41:32+00:00June 27th, 2019|

Success! Washington DC to Fully Fund School Breakfast

Success! Washington DC to Fully Fund School Breakfast Judy Molland Care2 Breakfast may be the most important meal of the day, but some parents don’t have enough money or time to fix a healthy breakfast every day for their youngsters. That’s when it becomes the responsibility of schools to provide [...]

2019-07-11T22:23:12+00:00June 20th, 2019|

Want to Sell Produce to Schools? Know These Tips

Want to Sell Produce to Schools? Know These Tips Tom Karst The Packer Students may be a captive audience at lunch time, but school foodservice officials say they want options and ideas from produce marketers to present fruits and vegetables to kids in an attractive way. Dayle Hayes, president of [...]

2019-07-11T21:50:40+00:00June 12th, 2019|
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