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Farm to School Success Story Shows Why D...

Local food procurement for school districts in Illinois just got easier, to the tune of $7.3 million. The USDA’s Local Food for Schools Cooperative Agreement Program (LFS) is providing this funding to the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) to distribute to school districts across the state.  According to ISBE’s website: “The goal of LFS […]

Welcome, our new Farm to School Intern!

Seven Generations Ahead is thrilled to welcome Siobhan Pesce to part of the team as part of the Tyson Foods Summer Community Internship Program. Siobhan will be working with our Farm to School program manager, Diane Chapeta, on work related to the Illinois Farm to School Network. Through the program, full-time college students receive a […]

Gourmet Gorilla Brings the Farm to the C...

Gourmet Gorilla is a Chicago-based food service provider that creates local, sustainable meals for early childhood centers, K-12 schools, and other institutions. The company focuses on making healthy, nutritious meals that kids will love, with ingredients sourced primarily from around the Midwest. They have a unique procurement process that prioritizes relationships with local farms for […]

North Central College senior wraps up a ...

During this eight-week internship with Seven Generations Ahead, Scott Williams was “never not busy doing something,” he said. Because the Oak Park-based nonprofit facilitates and manages multiple sustainability initiatives, Scott worked on not one but two programs during the summer. One of his assignments was helping promote the Illinois Farm to School Network.  That assignment […]