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Local Food for Local Schools Reimbursement Program Information Session and Live Q & A with State Legislators

A Free and Virtual Event

Friday, January 21, 2022 | 12 - 1 PM

Join NOFA-NH and the Farm to School Network for a virtual information session and live Q & A to learn more about the Local Food for Local Schools Reimbursement program (HB 1657), a bill submitted to the NH state legislature, on Friday January 21st from 12 – 1 PM.  


The reimbursement program will incentivize NH school districts to purchase locally grown and produced food for breakfast and lunch services in cafeterias across the state, boosting youth health and wellness, agricultural viability by: 


  1. Providing New Hampshire students access to fresher, nutrient dense local foods. 

  2. Injecting $1.8 million federal and state funds into New Hampshire’s farm and food economy annually. 

  3. Educating New Hampshire students about the variety of fruits, vegetables, and other products grown and produced both locally and regionally. 


Learn more about this exciting opportunity to support NH students and our state’s food system from Rep. Alexis Simpson (primary bill sponsor) and Rep. Megan Murray (bill sponsor). Hear about how similar programs are working in our neighboring states, the efforts of the NH Farm to School Network, and how you can help ensure this vital bill becomes a law.

Panelists Include:

  • Rep. Alexis Simpson, Primary Bill Sponsor

  • Rep. Megan Murray, Bill Sponsor

  • Doris Demers, School Food Service Director, Oyster River School District

  • Stephanie Hsu, Program Manager, Farm to Institution New York State and American Farmland Trust

  • Renee Page, Executive Director, Healthy Communities of the Capital Area (home to the Maine Farm to School Network)

  • Moderated by Nikki Kolb, NOFA-NH's Operations Manager

Webinar Resources:


Learn more about the Reimbursement Program, access resources, and sign up for Bill action alerts here.

Sign on to support the bill as an Individual or Organization.


View / Download the full infographic here.

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