Strong partnerships and collaboration are central to our work at Farm to Cafeteria Network. You can learn more about some of our key partners by checking out their websites:
AERO – AERO is a grassroots nonprofit organization dedicated to solutions that promote resource conservation and local economic vitality. AERO nurtures individual and community self reliance through programs that support sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, and environmental quality.
Grow Montana – Grow Montana is a broad-based coalition whose common purpose is: To promote community economic development policies that support sustainable Montana-owned food production, processing, and distribution, and that improve all of our citizens’ access to Montana foods.
Montana FoodCorps – In August 2012, the Montana FoodCorps and national FoodCorps programs merged, with the FoodCorps Montana team now working in ten communities state-wide to help schools serve local, healthy foods; build and tend school gardens; and educate kids about how and why to eat food grown closer to home.
Montana Team Nutrition – The Montana Team Nutrition Program is the training arm for school nutrition programs and builds support for healthier school environments through food service training, nutrition education and implementation of the school wellness policy.
National Farm to School Network – The National Farm to School Network supports the work of local Farm to School programs all over the country by providing free training and technical assistance, information services, networking, and support for policy, media and marketing activities. Our network includes national staff, eight regional lead agencies and leads in all 50 states.
Mission Mountain Food Enterprise Center – Our Centers’ Roles in Local Food System Development Lake County Community Development’s Mission Mountain Food and Agriculture Center, Cooperative Development Center and Food Processing Center are a multi-dimensional local, regional and statewide food system development resource that have influenced changes in the value chain from farm and ranch production, to food innovation processing, to distribution of local food and finally to the consumers’ plates.