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Whole Foods charity, teens to grow tons of produce for NYC schools

A group of New York City teens grew enough food in an indoor hydroponic farm to feed more than 2,000 students at lunch, with the help of a Whole Kids Foundation partnership with Teens for Food Justice.

Gov. Cuomo awards $1.5 million for NY farm food in schools

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that $1.5 million will go to 16 Farm-to-School projects, increasing access to local produce in schools. 

Power Your Lunchbox campaign reaches almost 200 million

A Power Your Lunchbox back-to-school healthy eating campaign garnered almost 200 million impressions across social media, public relations efforts, digital support and influencer outreach.

NY offers farm-to-school programs $1.5 million

New York school districts can apply for $1.5 million for Farm-to-School programs.

U.S. Foods wins two big defense supply contracts

U.S. Foods Inc., Los Angeles,  has been awarded a maximum $90.3 million contract for full-line food distribution on Navy ships in the San Diego area.

U.S. Apple Association launches Apples4Ed

The U.S. Apple Association has launched its 2019-20 Apples4Ed initiative.

Pacific Coast Fruit Company hosts first Kids in the Kitchen event

Pacific Coast Fruit Co. hosted its first Kids in the Kitchen event at the Boy and Girls Club of South Puget Sound in Tacoma, Wash.

NJ Ag Department bestows Farm-to-School Award

Philip’s Academy Charter School in Newark received the Best in New Jersey Farm-to-School Award for the school’s rooftop garden. 

Power Your Lunchbox promotion relaunches with nine produce brands

The Produce for Kids program’s Power Your Lunchbox campaign returns August 5-Sept. 22 with nine produce brand partners, new initiatives and a new registered dietitian.

Brooklyn students grow fresh produce, now available to locals

With the help of a hydroponic farm at a Brooklyn middle school, Teens for Food Justice has launched a new Fresh Food Box program that will provide produce to local food-scare communities.