What is "ChicopeeFRESH"?
ChicopeeFRESH is the official farm-to-school program of the Chicopee Public Schools. The mission of this program is to provide every student in the district with access to locally sourced and nutritious meals, along with experiential learning opportunities in the classroom and school garden. Through the ChicopeeFRESH program, we aim to achieve food security in our community, support the New England food economy, and empower our students to develop healthy and positive relationships with their food.
"Food connects us all, regardless of ethnicity, income or geography. It is something we all interact with each day. It impacts the health of our bodies, our environment, and our overall happiness. Yet, it is increasingly understood that our current food system is not promoting public health or environmental sustainability." - Henry P. Kendall Foundation
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high school students document chicopee's local food movement
Zachary St. Laurent and Rachelle Lemieux are juniors at Chicopee Comprehensive High School studying design and visual communications. They have combined their passions for food and film to create a film series that highlights the local food being served in Chicopee Public Schools. Follow Zach and Rachelle as they visit local farms and learn about farm to school activities taking place in the district. To learn more, read our Project Food Awareness blog post here. Also, be sure to like the Project Food Awareness Facebook page and check out the hashtag #projectfoodawareness.