The Western Fair District is partnering with Growing Chefs! Ontario to bring agri-food education to 3,000 students at select schools in the London region.
The project, Western Fair District Presents: The School Food Education Project, is made possible thanks to a $30,000 investment from the district into the London-based charity.
“Western Fair District’s partnership with Growing Chefs! Ontario is a great vehicle to bring agri-food education into the classroom,” says Mike Woods, COO Western Fair District.
“With an innovative approach and proven impact Western Fair District is excited to join Growing Chefs! Ontario in the delivery of the School Food Education Project throughout the community in London and region.”
The partnership will kick off Thursday, October 6th at the Covent Garden Outdoor Farmers’ Market and follows the release of the Middlesex-London Community Food Assessment that identified the need to help the community develop a better understanding and appreciation of our local food system.
“We’re beyond thrilled at this opportunity to partner with the Western Fair District,” Andrew Fleet, Growing Chefs! Ontario Executive Director explains.
“They are an established leader in this sector and we believe that by working together, we can better serve the needs of the community.”
The program also aims to help demonstrate new ways for community organizations and local businesses to team up to make change in the community.