NewsChannel 21′s Mackenzie Wilson reports as supporters of the Farm to School Program rally in Salem for State funding for farm fresh school lunch programs.
continues. today in salem, supporters of the farm to school program rallied to get their voices heard at a public hearing. mackenzie wilson joins us now, live from the bend la- pine school district offices with more… mackenzie? nina and adam — oregon is one of only a few states to receive no state funding for school lunches. and this afternoon farmers, school children and dieticians alike, were hungry to change that. ### mack: even during a time when eating organic, local food is the it thing to do …being a farmer in central oregon is still no easy task. ben gordon “farmers while they spend all their time farming and producing food they have a really hard time marketing and getting the food into the hands of locals.” mack: supporters of the farm to school program want to change all that with a two part bill. school districts, like bend la pine, who buy food from local farmers would