ChicopeeFRESH is Bringing the Farm to School!
ChicopeeFRESH is the farm-to-school program of the Chicopee Public Schools. Our mission 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
Help Us Grow Healthy Futures for Students at Dupont Middle School!
Healthy habits start in the garden. Help us build a greenhouse at Dupont Middle School so that our students can learn how to nourish their bodies, protect the environment, and support their community!
Discover Our Local Vendors!
Click on the interactive map below to learn more about each of our local vendors. We're committed to sourcing as much food as possible from local farms and processors. Keep an eye out for "FF" or "Farm Fresh" items on our menus!