Farm to School
Richmond County Nutrition Services is proud to support our Georgia and local farmers through school dining. We have participated in Feed My School initiatives for three academic years. This program is a collaboration between School Nutrition Departments and the Department of Agriculture to provide students locally grown/sourced meals at school and to incorporate daily Farm to School education. Hains Elementary, Monte Sano Elementary, and Goshen Elementary have now incorporated the program.
We also are proud to support a FoodCorps member at Bayvale Elementary. Mrs. Olivia Sheppard has served two years in Richmond County with the FoodCorps organization to bring full-time gardening and food education to students within the school.
The Nutrition Services Department creates specialty lunch menus, activities, and events to engage students in agriculture and gardening education. We thank our local farmers and the Department of Agriculture for their partnership and collaboration! Check out our fresh menu items, events, and farmer activities from Feed My School for a Week!