Schools in the Headwaters Region are signing up for backpacks of Local Food—if you’re in the area, you can too!
“I championed bringing Local Food Club to my children’s school because I want to support sustainable local food and farming,” Lisa Mychajluk tells us, “and create as many opportunities as possible to talk about food issues in a fun and empowering way.”
Lisa is a parent at Alton Public School in the Headwaters Region, and we recently connected with her to talk about the laudable Headwaters Food and Farming Alliance (HFFA) Local Food Club (LFC), which delivers local food to participating schools in Dufferin County and Caledon, aiming to connect local growers and eaters while encouraging kids to cook and enjoy fresh, healthy foods.
“It’s about good eating and making connections,” Lisa says.
Members of the Club receive monthly “meals-in-a-bag” packed with a variety of local foods, information on the local farmers and suppliers, seasonal recipes, nutritional report cards, and even tips for cooking with kids! Fittingly, the “meal in a bag” is a meal in a backpack – a sensible pick-up for students and staff at school. READ MORE
February 23, 2018