HB 6842: An Act Concerning the Establishment of a Local Food for Schools Incentive Program and Expansion of The CT Grown for CT Kids Grants Program
Thank you to everyone who has contacted their legislators!
Please call and email Appropriations Members and if your member is not on Appropriations - still reach out to them!
Many of these members are strong allies! Our issue is not lacking support, but it needs attention to make it through the process. Remember they are working hard on a lot of priorities. Share gratitude for their efforts and make sure they understand why this is important to you and to their communities. Consider sharing stories and photos of spring plantings, taste tests, and new partnerships with local farms or schools.
Sample E-Mail and Call Script
Use this template email to ask your State Representative/s and Senator to support farm to school in the budget. Please make it your own by adding information on why farm to school is important to you and your community!
For Questions or Support contact our advocacy leads:
Dawn Crayco, Northeast Regional Policy Director, FoodCorps
Joey Listro, Executive Director, New Britain ROOTS
Read & Share Zania Johnson's Op-Ed from the CT Post
Opinion: CT farmers, schools, and children are peas in a pod. We can help them thrive.