Kid Food Matters would like to thank our supporters. You reached out to the 4j school board in support of healthier school food, and the board heard you! The board members voted unanimously to transition Nutrition Services to self operation, thereby terminating their longstanding contract with Sodexo. Kid Food Matters will partner with the district to work towards the goal of locally-sourced, scratch-made meals for all students. Thanks to the school board and the Eugene voters, the district now has $2 million dollars in bond money earmarked for nutrition services to help us achieve this goal. We still have a long road ahead, but we believe that this community will help us build a program that nourishes our children and supports our local economy. Stay tuned for ways in which you can help!
Please take a moment to thank the school board members for their vote.
We’ve got a generation of children that is overweight, vulnerable to diet-related disease, and more likely to suffer from a variety of health problems that will hold them back throughout their lifetimes.
By investing in 4J Nutrition Services and committing to long-term plan for real change, we can help ensure that every child in the district, regardless of income, has access to healthy school meals that support our local economy and help protect our planet.
UPDATE: As of July 1, the 4j school district’s Nutrition Services department with be self operational! We will continue to work with the district to build a program that serves all students scratch-made meals using as much local and organic food as possible.
Since this group formed in 2010, we’ve made some progress with Sodexo (4J’s contracted food service management corporation). We are proud of this progress, but believe that a self-operated program is the best way to truly transform how we feed our students, and ensure long-term food security for our local community.