PCC endorses the 2015 Farm-To-School Act

June 8, 2015

Dear Members of Congress:

We the undersigned organizations, representing children’s, public health, agricultural, economic and community development, and educational interests, enthusiastically endorse the Farm to School Act of 2015.

The legislation will provide many economic, health, and educational benefits for communities across the country by:

  • Improving the health and well-being of children;
  • Strengthening children’s knowledge of food, agriculture, and nutrition;
  • Increasing market opportunities for farmers, fishers, ranchers, and food system entrepreneurs; and
  • Supporting community and economic development in rural, urban, suburban, and tribal areas.

We urge you to support this forward-looking legislation to enhance the effectiveness of the highly successful USDA Farm to School Grant Program and thereby improve healthy food choices and educational efforts for children and economic opportunities for farmers.

Sincerely,

National Farm to School Network
National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition

Friends of the Farms – Bainbridge Island, WA
Puesta del Sol PTA – Bellevue, WA
READERS to EATERS – Bellevue, WA
Meals on Wheels and More! – Bellingham, WA
Whatcom Farm-to-School – Bellingham, WA
Thoughtful Food farm – Bow, WA
Blanchard Mountain Farm – Bow, WA
Bremerton Farmers Market – Bremerton, WA
Viva Farms – Burlington, WA
Foothills Food Bank – Deming, WA
Local Food Works! – Deming, WA
Nook and Cranny Farm – Des Moines, WA
Twinkletoes Farm – Des Moines, WA
Orcas Island Farm to Cafeteria Program – Eastsound, WA
San Juan Island School District – Friday Harbor, WA
WSFFN-Kirkland – Kirkland, WA
LaConner School District Food Services – LaConner, WA
Chartwells School Dining – Monroe, WA
Washington Sustainable Food & Farming Network – Mount Vernon, WA
GRuB – Olympia, WA
WSFFN-Olympia – Olympia, WA
Washington Sustainable Food & Farming Network – Poulsbo, WA
Quillisascut Farm School – Rice, WA
Tilth Producers of Washington – Seattle, WA
Rotary First Harvest – Seattle, WA
Islamic Civic Engagement Project – Seattle, WA
Food Lifeline – Seattle, WA
Seattle Farm School – Seattle, WA
Cascade Harvest Coalition – Seattle, WA
Cascadia Edible Landscapes – Seattle, WA
SLM Consulting – Seattle, WA
PCC Natural Markets – Seattle, WA
United General District 304 – Sedro-Woolley, WA
Nash’s Organic Produce – Sequim, WA
Community Building LLC – Spokane, WA
Davidson Commodities – Spokane, WA
Suquamish Farmers Market – Suquamish, WA
League of Women Voters of Snohomish County – Tulalip, WA
Sustainable Vashon – Vashon, WA
Walla Walla Valley Farm to School – Walla Walla, WA
Wenatchee School District – Wenatchee, WA
Sammamish Valley Alliance – Woodinville, WA

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