Monday, February 05, 2007

 

Food On - Farm to Cafeteria partnership

Slow Food Eugene is proud to add the Willamette Food & Farm Coalition's Food On - Farm to Cafeteria program to our list of partner organizations. From the website:

......Food On - Farm to Cafeteria was created to promote locally produced foods in cafeterias of K-12 schools, colleges, universities, hospitals, nursing homes, businesses, and other institutions. We will offer schools and other institutions the tools to connect with farms though their own or other distributors, special event planning, promotional material, and community outreach. We help make the connections: helping communities, schools and private business understand that the bottom line involves more than just financial profits. The costs of tomorrow - long term health care costs, quality of life, food security and our local landscape must be accounted for in today's bottom line.

... As a project of the Willamette Farm and Food Coalition, Food On wants to work in partnership with school districts, food service providers, parents, students, community members, farmers and food distributors to create the best possible Farm to Cafeteria program here in Lane County.... more >>

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