In the testimony, economists said that the bill, HB 2800, would help
sway school foodservice directors to purchase more items locally. "The
catalytic effect of trade substitutions [found after the bill is
enacted] could provide a healthy return on investment," according to
information in a press release. "Advocates of HB 2800 predict $100+
million in economic development during the biennium and creation of as
many as 477 new jobs in the state of Oregon."
HB 2800 would
provide grant money for food and garden-based education. School
foodservice departments would also receive money-15 cents for every
lunch served and 7 cents for every breakfast served-to purchase
For more information about the bill, visit ecotrust.org/farmtoschool.