Contact your legislators

Please call or email your Minnesota House Representative today and use the script below to ask them to please support HF2049.

Hi Representative __________,

I’m ________, a constituent and a (teacher/farmer/school administrator/lunchroom worker/parent/small business owner/etc.) and I want you to support HF2049, authored by Representative Deb Kiel, because I am in favor of making sure that farmers and local businesses are able to provide kids with healthy, local food.  (Share any additional thoughts on why more Farm to School activities are a win for farmers, a win for kids and a win for the local economy).

Thank you,

Name
Home address

Don’t know who represents you or how to contact them? Find out here.


spread the word

Use the following e-mail "Action Alert" to let your friends and colleagues know they can support Farm to School and Early Care in Minnesota: 

 

Dear Friend, 

A bill was introduced in the House and Senate this week that would make it much easier to set up Farm to School programs across the state of Minnesota. HF2049  (and SF 1657) would make sure schools are able to buy local foods, provide farmers and local producers with resources to access new markets, and educate students and the public about where our food comes from!

How to take action:

Please call or email your Minnesota House Representative today and ask them to please support HF2049, authored by Representative Deb Kiel, because you are in favor of making sure that farmers and local businesses are able to provide kids with healthy, local food.

·         Don’t know who represents you? Find out here: http://www.gis.leg.mn/iMaps/districts

·         Share any additional thoughts why you think more Farm to School activities are a win for farmers, a win for kids and a win for the local economy.

·         Don’t forget to state your name, offer your home address, & share the above simple message.

Next, also please consider calling or emailing your Minnesota Senator today and ask them to please support SF 1657, authored by Senator Mike Goggin!

You can make a difference!

For more information visit our Farm to School Coalition website here: https://farmtoschoolmn.squarespace.com/

Please report back to Erin McKee at erin@iatp.org, the Farm to School Coalition Co-Chair with any response you get from your legislator.  (Let Erin know if you are interested in adding your organization, business or school to our coalition supporter list, if you are not already listed on our website.)

 

 Thank you,

 

Farm to School connects Minnesota farmers and kids by serving local food in students’ meals and teaching them about local agriculture in educational activities.