Support Healthy Farms Healthy Food 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!
Help us advocate for a $3.5M investment in local, healthy food systems
WSFFN and the Good Food Coalition are advocating for healthier local food systems.
We are asking for:
$1M Funding for WSDA to help small and direct market farms and school food buyers get the technical support they need to navigate the ever-evolving rules and regulations, and restore WSDA's Farm to School and Small Farms and Direct Marketing Program funding and $75K for WSU-CSANR to study the economics of the local food system. House Bill 1710.
$1.5M Funding to help schools get the kitchen equipment they need to prepare wholesome meals and purchase more local food from Washington farmers. Apple a Day Act - House Bill 1164.
$1 M Funding for a three year farming education pilot program targeting at-risk youth to reduce their chances of dropping out of high school. Dropout Prevention thru Farming HB 1568.