Growing Community Reception
Name: Growing Community Reception
Date: January 20, 2018
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST
Each year GardenShare recognizes an individual or organization whose efforts strengthen food security in northern New York State with the Growing Community Award. Past recipients have included farmers, food service staff, a food bank, community groups, and others. Individuals, families, or organizations who are making progress in solving the problem of hunger through policy and advocacy work or by building a stronger food system to better serve all North Country residents may be nominated for this recognition. The 2017 award will be presented at the annual Growing Community Reception on Saturday, January 20, from 2 to 4 p.m. at TAUNY (53 Main Street, Canton). The 2017 Growing Community Award recipient is the Edwards-Knox Central School District. E-K has participated in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) since the 2016-2017 school year, with support from their Board of Education, administration, faculty and staff, and entire community. CEP allows income-eligible schools to serve breakfast and lunch at no cost to all enrolled students without collecting household applications. Access to free, nutritious meals supports school success for every student and eliminates a variety of burdens such as concerns about lunch accounts. Please join us to celebrate EK's commitment -- and enjoy free homemade chili, cornbread and cake!