SALEM, Ore. — An Oregon lawmaker wants the state legislature to pony up $5 million to expand the Farm-To-School Program.
The program connects farmers with neighboring schools so kids will have access to local fruits and vegetables. Last year, the Oregon legislature approved $200,000 for a pilot program.
Representative Nancy Nathanson, who is asking for the funding, said that’s only enough to fund produce at about 2 to 3 school districts and help supplement Farm To School programs. October is National Farm To School Month.