THUNDER BAY -- The Farm to Caf program is getting a $12,000 boost from the Greenbelt Fund.
The announcement to expand the local food menus in four Lakehead Public Schools secondary schools was made during Local Food Week Thursday at Hammarskjold High School.
The initiative, a partnership between the school board and youth and food education program Roots to Harvest, gives students the opportunity to access fresh locally-produced food
The items are selected through taste-testing events.
The cafeteria staff works with teachers and students to prepare and serve the food on specialty days each month.
"Farm to Caf has been a unique and important opportunity for students to access fresh and delicious locally-produced food that is made available in our own cafeterias," said director of education Cathi Siemieniuk in a news release.
The 2014-2015 Farm to Caf menu:
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