Kalispell Public Schools Food Service

CITY: Kalispell
COUNTY: Flathead
CONTACT: Jenny Montague
PHONE: 406-751-3646
EMAIL: montaguej@sd5.k12.mt.us
KIND OF INSTITUTION?: K-12 School
DESCRIPTION AND INFO: Sourcing local food is one of our program\'s priorities in line with feeding kids healthier; better tasting food to enhance the learning environment. We structure our menu and budget to try and accommodate local and regional purchases. We are a year and half into our goals and are currently purchasing about 13% of our food within Montana.
MEALS: More than 2500
LUNCH RATE: 50-75%
FOODS SOURCED LOCALLY: Beef Patties Wheat MT Bread Apples Melons Tomatoes Lentils Oats Seasonal Vegetables and other Fruit (Beets Pears Plums Potatoes Carrots Lettuce Greens). We don't count milk from Meadowgold Dairy
PARTICIPANTS: Administration; FoodCorps or AmeriCorps members; processors or distributors
WHAT YEAR DID YOUR INSTITUTION START SERVING LOCAL FOOD?: 2011
WHERE DO YOU BUY LOCAL FOOD?: Western Montana Growers' Co-Op; Lower Valley Meat Processor; Mountainview Gardens
HOW MUCH IS BUDGETED FOR LOCAL FOOD?: 80000; 10%
HOW OFTEN DO YOU BUY LOCAL FOOD?: Once a week
HOW OFTEN DO YOU SERVE LOCAL FOOD?: Daily
HOW DOES YOUR INSTITUTION LOCATE/PURCHASE LOCAL FOODS?: Directly from producer; local distributor or Co-op
DOES YOUR INSTITUTION HAVE AN EDUCATION COMPONENT?: 2 School Gardens After-School Cooking Classes Community Cooking Classes Local food noted Menu Publications
DOES YOUR INSTITUTION PARTICIPATE IN THE HARVEST OF THE MONTH PROGRAM?: yes
FUTURE GOALS?: We would like to be sourcing 15% of our food locally by October 2013.

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