Date: Wednesday, March 29

Time: 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Room: TBD

Fruits and Vegetables Your Way: Using USDA Food Entitlement Funds to Grow Your Produce Program

  • Augie Aguilar, Food Administration Unit Manager, Food Distribution Program, CA Dept of Education
  • Ben Thomas, Farm to Cafeteria Senior Program Manager, CAFF
  • Criss Atwell, SNS, Director Nutrition Services, Modesto City Schools Nutrition Services
  • Jana Nairn, Owner/CEO, Ag Link Inc.
  • Moderator: Kali Feiereisel, Food Safety Specialist, CAFF

School districts throughout California are taking advantage of a pilot program to spend USDA Food entitlement funds with local growers and vendors. This cross-sector session will explore the benefits of the Unprocessed Fruit and Vegetable Pilot Program (UFVPP) for food service directors and local vendors, as well as opportunities for interested FSDs to receive support joining the program.