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New Farm to School and School Garden Grants Transform Oregon School Lunch

The Lund Report
Eleven school districts use $189,000 in state funding for local food and education Boon for farmers and kids

February 4, 2013 – This semester, school lunch for nearly 60,000 Oregon students is transforming thanks to an infusion of local food and food education. The Oregon Department of Education has announced that eleven school districts are the recipients of competitive Farm to School and School Garden grants totaling $189,140. The majority of the funds (87.5%) will be spent on purchasing Oregon food products, with a smaller portion (12.5%) dedicated to food-, agriculture-, and garden-based education activities.

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