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Powering the Farm to School Movement
Partner with the National Farm to School Network and reach thousands of people nationwide who are passionate about farm to school, build public awareness about your involvement and support for farm to school and connect with potential customers and partners about how people can benefit from your products or services.
Whatever your company’s interest in farm to school may be, we’re interested in partnering with you to grow our movement.
Every company’s goals and needs are different, so we think every partnership should be, too. We invite you to contact us so we can get to know your company, tell you more about our work and begin exploring ways for us to develop a partnership tailored to our mutual goals.
Examples of partnership opportunities include:
General donations. For corporations looking to make end of year donations or contributions at any point in the year, we welcome donations.
Sponsor National Farm to School Month. Sponsors of National Farm to School Month are able to promote their brands and share their work with the tens of thousands of people the National Farm to School Network reaches every October.
*Note: Due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are working diligently to find a time to safely resume the National Farm to Cafeteria Conference.
Marketing partnerships. The National Farm to School Network frequently partners with companies to promote and market mission-aligned brands, products and services to our community, leveraging a variety of our multimedia assets in the process.
When you work with NFSN, our team will be with you at each step to ensure our partnership is a success. Partnering with the National Farm to School Network will allow your company to directly impact the farm to school movement's ability to give all kids access to healthy, local food, create financial opportunity for farmers and producers who can sell their food to local schools, and strengthen local economies through the purchase of local food.
In addition to the the tangible difference you’re making, partnering with NFSN provides the potential for your business to:
Increase the loyalty of your customers. Being your customer means being part of helping kids, farmers and communities.
Attract and retain engaged staff. Working for a company that demonstrates its commitment to improving the community and has a track record of investing in solutions to our country’s most pressing challenges.
Increase brand awareness and sales. Highlighting your investment in farm to school to the diverse, cross-sectoral constituents that NFSN reaches associates your products and services with an important cause. By leveraging NFSN’s extensive network, you can get your brand and message across to that many more people.
In addition to leveraging the strengths described above, we would support you with:
A focus on solutions. Our team is committed to understanding your business needs, your goals for engaging employees and how we can help you leverage your philanthropic activities to benefit both of these.
Direct, consistent contact. You will have a dedicated staff contact who will work with you to create partnership objectives, explore creative and tailored collaboration ideas and ensure that our work together is surpassing your expectations.
Resources. We’ll offer all the information you need to stay up to date on NFSN’s work and the impact of your investment on the farm to school movement.
Tools. We’ll share publicity materials and templates that can be used to highlight our work together that is seamless and turnkey for your team.
Expertise. The NFSN team brings deep knowledge of this field, including engaging Native communities in farm to school, bringing farm to school activities to early care and education settings and using metrics and evaluation in farm to school.
By supporting the National Farm to School Network, you’ll be helping us bring healthy, local food to schools across the country so that kids, farmers and communities can all win. Please complete the short form below and a staff member from the National Farm to School Network will contact you about supporting or partnering with the National Farm to School Network. Thank you!
NFSN is fiscally sponsored by Tides Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your contribution may be tax-deductible pursuant to §170(c) of the Internal Revenue Code. Please visit www.tides.org/state-nonprofit-disclosures/ for additional information.