Farm to School Program Brings Locally Grown Food to Kids
Written by Andrew-Rossi on October 18, 2018
The Cody Schools are working to incorporate more locally-grown produce and meat into their nutrition program.
It’s Farm to School Month nationwide, and Gen Sheets, Nutrition Director for Park County School District 6, says they’ve been working with several local growers to bring fresh, locally-grown food to the students.
While at the moment, the school can purchase those few items locally, Sheets says they would like to expand their offerings. However, the budget they have to work with doesn’t allow for the higher cost of organically grown foods provided by local companies. So they are hoping to get financial assistance from the community to help bridge the gap between the cost of the food they get from wholesale suppliers, and the cost to purchase locally grown, organic products.
The district is asking community members, parents and others to donate just a few dollars each to help them reach their goal of $5000, which would help to supplement the current budget and allow for the purchase of higher-priced, but higher-quality food.
Donations can be submitted to the central office at 919 Cody Avenue, or by sending an envelope with your students to go to their school office.