There is a bill pending in the Oregon legislature that would make it possible for us to create jobs and get better food into public schools across the state – HB 2800. You can read all about the bill and on-going advocacy efforts here: www.ecotrust.org/farmtoschool. State legislators are making gut wrenching decisions about maintaining social services and other important programs. And yet – legislators in Salem WANT TO FUND HB 2800 to create jobs and get better food into our schools.
Oregon must ‘get started’ bringing Oregon products into the lunchroom with some amount of dedicated economic development funding (we’re asking for lottery dollars). The state can’t support the full allocation called for in HB 2800 but reduced funding scenarios are on the table and all of them. Make your voice heard in Salem, Oregon today.
Call or email your local representative today:
Sen. Betsy Johnson, , and , firstname.lastname@example.org
Rep. David Edwards, Hillsboro, , email@example.com
Sen. Margaret Carter, Portland, , firstname.lastname@example.org
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Mary Nolan, Portland, , firstname.lastname@example.org
Speaker of the House Dave Hunt, , email@example.com
For more information on Farm to School Programs visit Ecotrust’s website at: http://www.ecotrust.org/farmtoschool/