Launched in spring of 2020, the Action Teams were born out of a strategic planning effort that concluded at the 2019 Summit. Become more familiar with the Action Teams and their progress by visiting their Google site below.
Resources & Funding Team
Team Leaders: Joey Listro, New Britain Roots & Dawn Crayco, FoodCorps
This team is focused on finding strategic partnerships and advocating for policy that will lead to new channels of support and funding for FTS in a broad attempt to attract more support for the network and the FTS movement.
Values Based Sourcing & Purchasing Team
Team Leaders: Shannon Raider Ginsburg- Put Local on Your Tray & Cyrena Thibodeau, CT Dept. of Agriculture
This team functions as a community of practice to bring conversation, ideas, and experts together to address the complicated web of food systems change we need to increase local food procurement through a variety of pathways in schools and early childhood education centers.
Team Leader: Lisa Lenskold, Norwalk Grows
This team strives to unite and empower our members to develop educational opportunities for all participants in the CT Farm to School system from young eaters in the early learning community to high school youth, teachers, school administrators, food service staff, farmers and families.