A community food system is one in which food production, processing, distribution, and consumption are geographically integrated and benefit the environment, economy, and social and nutritional health of a particular community.
his webinar, the last in the four-part series, will help you plan for farm to school educational efforts which engage students throughout the year.
In this webinar, the third in a four-part series, we’ll hear from Jim Stone, the Executive Director of the Intertribal Buffalo Council, and Venice Mason, Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, who will highlight successful partnerships they have cultivated in their communities.
OCFS seeks to increase the availability of local foods in child nutrition programs, promote hands-on learning activities such as gardening, farm visits, and culinary classes, and encourage the integration of food related education into regular, standards-based curriculum to help children make lifelong healthy eating choices.
This fact sheet presents effective strategies for supporting community food systems.
This document addresses common questions regarding the impact of the Act on school gardens and other similar small producers commonly used as sources for local food.
The sub-grants will support collaborative projects between school districts, food producers, suppliers, distributors, and/or community partners to stimulate the creation of a resilient, equitable, and nutritious school food system.
The administration is equipping emergency food providers with significant levels of investments so they can continue serving their communities well through ongoing and evolving challenges. These investments focus on additional food purchases, improving infrastructure, supporting health and nutrition, bolstering local food systems, and promoting access and equity to continue to drive toward a stronger tomorrow.