EUGENE, Ore. — Area schools could be serving up more local produce and meats.
House Bill 2649 is making its way in Salem. Several area schools were part of a pilot Farm to School Program, which is set to expire. But instead it could be expanded and impact as many as 20 percent of Oregon school lunches.
The bill proposes $5 million for the biennium to fund local foods as well as supporting area farmers.
Megan Kemple, the Farm to School Program Director, who is also from the Willamette Food and Farm Coalition was on KEZI 9 News This Morning to talk about the bill and the program.