There’s good news in the halls of Congress!

A bipartisan team in the House and Senate has introduced the Farm to School Act of 2015, a bill that will expand the highly successful USDA Farm to School Grant Program. The bill is a win-win-win for farmers, students, and communities – it increases children’s access to fresh foods, supports family farmers, and helps to build strong local food economies. Senators Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Thad Cochran (R-MS) and Representatives Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE) and Marcia Fudge (D-OH) have taken the lead in introducing this important bill, and with support from more members of Congress this ‘marker bill’ will become part of the Child Nutrition Act reauthorization package later this year!

YOU CAN HELP! Let’s tell everyone in Congress that they should sign on to this bipartisan bill! Endorse the Farm to School Act of 2015 as a “citizen supporter” and show your support for the positive change it can bring to schools and communities nationwide. (If you represent an organization and want to also endorse the bill on your organization’s behalf, please use this letter instead)

Want to learn more about the Farm to School Act of 2015? Looking for more opportunities to get involved? What is a ‘marker bill,’ anyway? Get all the details on NSAC and NFSN's Farm to School act of 2015 info pages:

The National Farm to School Network and the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition are partnering to advance farm to school priorities in the 2015 reauthorization of the Child Nutrition Act (CNR 2015), with the shared goal of supporting stronger communities, healthier children and resilient farms.