Halfway through its second year, the P.E.I. School Food Program is seeing big growth.

The non-profit group is serving 14 per cent more meals than it did at this time last year, and in its last ordering cycle received orders for 37,906 meals. That covers two weeks, and is a new record.

“We’re always excited to see growth and to see our meal numbers increasing. This means that more Island students are consuming a nutritious lunch, which is really what our organization is all about,” said executive director Katelyn MacLean.

Island Morning5:59School food program facing challenges

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01 Dec 2022 — Long-awaited European Commission (EC) proposals to decarbonize the food sector don’t go far enough to meet net-zero targets, and make agri-food production systems more sustainable and friendlier to the planet. This is the assertion from several F&B industry bodies criticizing the plans released yesterday, insisting that the European Parliament review the current framework; otherwise, carbon farming will not be successful.

The food and drink industry can play a crucial role in carbon removal certification and is watching Europe’s stance on what happens next very closely.

Food production from farm-to-fork represents 30% of total

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Most Illinois SNAP funds can be used only for cold food, which excludes restaurants and things like a hot rotisserie chicken from the grocery store.

  • But those rules got tweaked for some users last spring.

What’s happening: Illinois joined six other states trying out a program allowing elderly and disabled users of the federal food assistance program to use their credits at participating restaurants.

  • WBEZ reported last month that one JJ Fish & Chicken location on the South Side was seeing about 1,000 customers a week using LINK — the Illinois name for the federal program, previously
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Leading venture accelerator Brinc and Asian culinary platform DayDayCook have announced they will be investing $10 million in sustainable, animal-free foodtech companies through the Good Food Accelerator Program.

The program, operated by Brinc, will help to fund 45 startups over the next three years. Additionally, Brinc has invested $500,000 in DayDayCook, bolstering the alliance between the two companies.

“We are excited to support more founders who are looking to scale alternate protein products”

Applications for the accelerator program are now open. Successful startups will receive at least $200,000 and will gain access to Brinc and DayDayCook’s network of later-stage investors,

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WOODSTOCK — The Shenandoah County Tourism and Economic Development Department is encouraging residents and visitors to get to know local businesses and their owners with the Faces of Tourism program.

The goal is to “highlight the many faces of the industry” within the county with the hopes that those visiting the business will share their experiences with others.

The department kicked off the program through the use of social media during National Tourism Week, which was May 2-8. The initial program included discounts at local businesses.

Every day during National Tourism Week, the department shared stories from local business owners

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The Biden administration on Monday will announce the launch of a summer food program to feed more than 30 million low-income children, the Agriculture Department told NBC News.

It is the latest push by the White House to address widespread hunger and food insecurity in the U.S., one the agency said it believes is the largest summer food program in the country’s history.

“Congress, through the American Rescue Plan, expanded this program to operate during the summer, which I think was just highly responsive to what we need right now,” said Stacy Dean, the deputy under secretary of agriculture for

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