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Please endorse Healthy Farms Healthy Food and Healthy Kids!

Read more about our 2015 legislative efforts to strengthen our local food system and invest in healthy farms, healthy food and healthy kids!

Please help us advocate for a $3m investment in strong healthy food systems and endorse

Healthy Farms & Healthy Food & Healthy Kids

Wenatchee Carrot

The 2015 Legislative session is gearing up and we are excited to announce an opportunity to advocate for Healthy Farms & Healthy Food & Healthy Kids!

WSFFN and the Good Food Coalition are advocating to invest $3 million in a strong, healthy food system.

We are asking for: 

  • $1 million for WSDA to help small and direct market farms and school food buyers get help navigating the ever-evolving rules and regulations, and restore WSDA's Farm to School and Small Farms and Direct Marketing Program funding.

  • $1 million for the "Apple a Day" Grant program to help schools purchase much needed kitchen equipment that will allow them to prepare wholesome meals and purchase more local food from Washington farmers.

  • $1 million to expand school farming programs for at-risk youth to reduce their chances of dropping out of school.

If you are a farm, a business a non-profit we need your endorsement. It only takes a minute to endorse Healthy Farms Healthy Food Healthy Kids on-line

Thank you for your help!

WSFFN will be tracking many issues this session, ranging from protecting the WIC-FMNP program to helping WSU get funds to establish a new major in Sustainable Food Systems. Click here for the 2015 Legislative Issues Tracking Sheet

We would love to have you come to Olympia for Good Food & Farming Lobby Day on Friday February 6th and help us advocate. No training needed! Last year we had a blast!

Photos below of Good Food&Farming Advocates in 2014.

Good Food and Farming Lobbyists

Thank you Good Food & Farming 2014 Lobbyists! Your advocacy worked!

Wearing green scarves and carrying squash, on Feb 11, 2014   40 advocates came to Olympia to help advocate for a  $500,000 investment in the Farmers Market Nutrition Programs...because it's good for our kids, our farmers and our local economy.

Legislator Leave Behind

We asked legislators to support the budget request and left behind a squash...with a tag saying Squash Hunger - Invest in FMNP. Thank you Cloudview Farms for the donation of your lovely delicata squash!

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