Nicole Shanks, AmeriCorps/ComCorps Service Member, Farm to Cafeteria Program Coordinator
CFI collaborates with a wide range of institutions that provide food to their students, residents, or clients. In partnership with other regional efforts and local farmers, CFI works to link these institutions to fresh foods, and food education.
The Farm to Cafeteria Program has two distinct projects. The Discovery Garden supports the Trimble School District with their school gardens and integrating them into the classroom. Additionally, The Discovery Garden Club is an after-school program at Trimble Elementary and Middle School. The Discovery Kitchen, currently under development, will offer cooking and nutrition classes to patrons of the food pantries and social service agencies that distribute Donation Station food.