From American Farmland Trust: Right now, advocates are in Albany urging the State Legislature to support the recommendations of New York Food for New York Kids, a coalition of nearly 70 organizations and stakeholders that support Governor Cuomo's "No Student Goes Hungry" Proposal.
But we need your help too. We're asking our friends and supporters to join us today in encouraging their representatives to support funding to serve our kids healthy, New York-grown food in local schools.
The time to act is now.
This year, we have an unprecedented opportunity to put more schools on the path to purchasing and serving fresh, healthy, local food to our children. Governor Cuomo has proposed $10 million in the State Budget to quadruple the current school meal reimbursement to 25 cents for schools purchasing 30 percent of their ingredients from New York farms. He has also proposed to double the state's investment in Farm to School grants to $1.5 million.
This is a historic opportunity. In order to make it happen, your representatives need to hear from you!
Click here to contact your reps and tell them why it’s important for our children to eat fresh, healthy food grown on New York farms while they’re in school!