Small Farms to Healthier Schools Initiative Bill

SB 787 РSmall Farms to Healthier Schools Initiative 

Primary Sponsors: Sen. Erica Smith (D-Edgecombe), Sen. Mike Woodard (D-Person), Sen. Joyce Wadell (D-Mecklenburg

Bill Movement

This bill was filed on May 30, 2018.

This bill was referred to the Senate Rules Committee.

Bill Summary

This bill would appropriate $340,000 in nonrecurring funds from the General Fund to Working Landscapes, a nonprofit in Warren County for a pilot program to reimburse participating school districts based on the servings of food they source from farms within the same region.

Of these funds, $60,000 can be used for payments for participating school systems to offset the higher costs of locally grown products. The remainder of the funds would be used on a a cost shared basis with Working Landscapes to establish program infrastructure and assist local farms in certifications to supply school nutrition programs.



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