Benefits of Local Food Purchasing Incentives

National Farm to School Network
June 3, 2024

As farm to school programs have evolved over the past several decades, Local Food Purchasing Incentives (LFPIs) have grown in interest and adoption in states across the country. These programs provide additional funding to child nutrition program (CNP) operators to directly offset or incentivize local food purchases.

The National Farm to School Network’s influential fact sheet, “The Benefits of Farm to School" showcases program benefits to: Economic Development, Public Health, Education, Environment, and Equity and Community Engagement. This resource focuses on aggregating insights specific to the benefits of LFPI programs to date.

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