In 2016, Farm to Cafeteria Canada partnered the Whole Kids Foundation to deliver $500K in Farm to School grants to 50 BC and ON schools in order to support efforts to bring the local harvest to the school cafeteria where the food could be dished up in a salad bar! These 50 schools were asked to write a short story describing the activities that were underway to engage students in growing, cooking, and eating healthy, local, and sustainable foods through their Farm to School programs.
Below are the wonderful stories we received! Each story illumiuminates a bee hive of activity engaging students, volunteers, cooks, chefs, teachers, principals, parents, gardeners and bakers, farmers, and cheese makers alike. The impact and the benefits of the programs jump off the page. We hope they inspire you as they did us!