Tell our legislators to support HB 2800, A wonderful opportunity to support local farmers, create jobs, help out school lunch programs and bring healthier meals to children.
of the current budget crisis, the bill has been scaled back from its
original version by implementing a competitive grant process. This
will help establish a Farm to School/School Gardens framework that can
be expanded upon in better economic times. The investment from the
Economic Development Fund of the lottery will reimburse schools $.15
per school lunch in order to purchase Oregon products. It also
provides funds for school gardens and nutrition education.
HB 2800 is up for discussion this week in the Oregon Ways & Means Committee. If you have a moment contact the following (and make sure to thank them for supporting this bill in throughout the session):
School and School Garden legislation.
to be supporting our State’s agriculture and food producers
particularly in rural areas, while also making sure our kids have
access to healthy and nutritious food
development fund, which means lottery dollars will go directly to
putting rural Oregonians back to work]
this session. HB 2800 is vital to creating good jobs and ensuring
healthy opportunities for Oregon’s kids.