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Spotlight On: Karina Perez

This summer, as part of Congressman Jim McGovern’s 4th annual Summer Food Rocks Tour, the CNOP team visited the Riverside Village housing development in Leominster. At the development, we had a chance to meet with many of the summer meals site sponsors and coordinators, as well as the children and teens participating in the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). There we met Karina Perez, a 13-...

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Take Advantage of Local Produce Over The Summer!

Let Massachusetts Farm to School help you source local, fresh, in season produce for your Summer Food Service program and get kids excited for Massachusetts produce during our great growing season. Sign up for the Summer Harvest of the Month program and receive bright, beautiful promotional posters, trading cards, and stickers to help promote local foods and healthy eating. Along with the...

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CNOP Spotlight: Noli Taylor

Although not always visible, hunger is a very real problem on Martha’s Vineyard. The Island Food Pantry serves 500 families per year, and more than 300 Island households, totaling 576 people, received SNAP benefits during the month of March 2016. Many senior citizens rely on Meals on Wheels, and over 30 percent of all Vineyard students qualify for free and reduced price school meals. During...

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Register Now for the Summer Food Service Program Kickoff!

Registration is now open for the Summer Food Service Program Kickoff! Join us on February 8 for a day of planning, brainstorming, and collaborating with sponsors, sites and experts from across the state. Reserve your spot today!

 

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4th Annual Farm and Sea to School Conference

On November 4th, the Massachusetts Farm to School Project hosted the 4th Annual Massachusetts Farm and Sea to School Conference in Leominster, MA. Farm to school advocates from all over the state attended the conference and participated in over twenty-five breakout sessions. The sessions addressed the challenges with local food procurement, the challenges associated with reducing food waste in...

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