Call to Action: HB 2038 Vote ‘Yes’ for Farm to School and School Gardens

RVF2S would like to ask you to lend your voice in support of Farm to School program funding for the state of Oregon. The funding has been cut from the Governor’s proposed 2017 draft budget.

What’s happening?

The Oregon State Legislature’s Ways and Means Committee’s proposed budget completely cuts funding for Oregon’s Farm to School and School Garden Grants. If that happens there will be no funding for purchases of Oregon-grown or Oregon-processed foods or farm and garden-based education.  We need to ensure that the Oregon Legislature maintains or expands this important programming through the passage of House Bill 2038.

About HB 2038

House Bill 2038 expands funding for the statewide Farm to School and School Garden grant program from the current $4.5 million to $5.6 million for the coming two-year budget cycle. If passed, the bill will provide funding for Oregon schools to purchase Oregon-grown and processed products and to provide food, agriculture, and garden-based educational activities.

Take action

Call or email your Oregon state legislators to tell them you care about farm to school and school gardens programs, and you want to see funding continued!

Senator Alan DeBoer
Medford, Phoniex-Talent, Ashland, Pinehurst, and Central Point school districts
900 Court St. NE, S-421, Salem, Oregon 97301

Representative Duane Stark
Central Point, Rogue River, and Three Rivers school districts
900 Court St. NE, H-372, Salem, Oregon 97301