State officials promote "Farm to Schools" program

Program held for students at Waterfront Elementary

Mike Baggerman
October 10, 2019 - 3:22 pm

State officials promote "Farm to School" program at Waterfront Elementary. October 10, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)

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By: Kellie Scanlon

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Waterfront Elementary hosted state officials on Thursday to highlight New York's "Farm-to-Schools" program.

The program focuses on connecting schools to local farms to provide healthy lunches to students and bring attention to the agriculture community. Fresh vegetables and fruits are grown locally and given to schools across the state.

Agriculture Commissioner Richard Ball expressed gratitude to the Farm to School Program as well as the "No Student Goes Hungry" initiative saying "we are literally changing the way we have school lunch".

This program has been in action for five years now, building more awareness to consumers and creating  opportunities for farmers to sell their products.

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