Escondido Union School District First Institution to Adopt Good Food Purchasing Program in San Diego County

Escondido Union School District First Institution to Adopt Good Food Purchasing Program in San Diego County FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Sara Wacker, APR (858) 945-1104 Sara@SaraWackerAPR.com Escondido, Calif. (June 25, 2020) – On June 25, 2020, the Escondido Union School District Board of Education unanimously voted to commit to the [...]

2020-06-29T22:47:07+00:00June 29th, 2020|

School lunch as we know it is over. But for school nutrition directors, the lessons keep coming.

School lunch as we know it is over. But for school nutrition directors, the lessons keep coming. Jessica Fu The Counter They overhaul their operations on the fly. They feed families now, too. And they’re reinventing lunch programs for the coming year with fewer workers, untold variables, and multimillion-dollar budget [...]

2020-07-09T20:59:36+00:00June 18th, 2020|

With Schools Closed, Some Districts are Feeding More People than Food Banks

With Schools Closed, Some Districts are Feeding More People than Food Banks Nadra Little Civil Eats School districts around the nation are handing out meals to students and adults alike. When the novel coronavirus pandemic led school districts across the country to close in March, questions grew about whether the [...]

2020-06-24T20:16:51+00:00April 7th, 2020|

DC Greens is Helping Residents Eat Better Through Social Justice

DC Greens is Helping Residents Eat Better Through Social Justice Katie Howell Food Tank Food justice organizations are finding ways to use locally produced food to address equity in access, affordability, and health. DC Greens’ Produce Plus Program partners with farmers’ markets to distribute over US$800,000 annually to Washington, D.C. residents to [...]

2020-07-09T20:45:05+00:00March 2nd, 2020|

How to Fight Back Against Injustice in Your School Cafeteria

How to Fight Back Against Injustice in Your School Cafeteria Jennifer Gladdis Teen Vogue This op-ed argues that our system of “cheap” industrial food and low-wage labor is incredibly costly in the long term. What am I going to eat for lunch at school? What are my friends going to [...]

2020-01-10T20:11:40+00:00November 13th, 2019|

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|

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|

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|
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