Pawnee and District 186 colleges enter into farm-to-table initiatives

Pawnee and District 186 colleges enter into farm-to-table initiatives

Cafeteria worker Allie Loveless keeps an eye on students as they make their way through the lunch line at Grant Middle School.

College lunches have a combined status.

Nonetheless, native faculty districts are getting assist from farmers and the Sangamon County authorities to supply higher high quality meals than in some earlier years.

Springfield Public Faculties District 186 is working with Noah Gregurich, a Pawnee-based cattle farmer, to supply recent floor beef to lunches twice a month in enjoyable, artistic methods, corresponding to taco burgers – assume a Mexican sloppy Joe – and hamburger stroganoff.

In the meantime, the Pawnee faculty district is partnering with an organization referred to as Past Inexperienced Companions to launch a three-year pilot program that may present regionally sourced meals at their colleges. The Sangamon County Board supplied the district with grant cash that may assist in acquiring what they want.

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