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3 Schools in NL to Receive “Farm to School” Grants from National Program

3 SCHOOLS IN NL TO RECEIVE “FARM TO SCHOOL” GRANTS FROM NATIONAL PROGRAM

Farm to Cafeteria Canada (F2CC), the Whole Kids Foundation, and Food First NL have announced a second round of Farm to School Canada grants. Valued at up to $10,000 each, these grants will be delivered to 33 schools across the country, including 3 schools in Newfoundland & Labrador.

The goal of F2CC’s Farm to School program is to get more locally grown food onto the minds and plates of students across the country. The program achieves this goal by establishing partnerships between schools and the farmers, fishers, and food producers in their area.

For example, during the first round of F2CC Farm to School grants, St. Bonaventures College in St. John’s received money to establish a farm to school salad bar program in their school. The self-serve salad bar allows students to pick from a variety of fruits, vegetables, and dressings. As much produce as possible comes from Lester’s Farm, and changes seasonally to ensure freshness and variety. READ MORE

June 29, 2018
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