Press Release

California Makes Vital Investments In Free School Meals

Final 2022-23 state budget includes more than $2 billion for school food infrastructure, staff training, and more freshly prepared, CA-grown school meals June 30, 2022 — (Sacramento, CA) — Building on its School Meals For All commitment, California will make significant investments in freshly prepared school food at a time when families, schools, and farmers […]

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Women of Influence 2022: Kat Taylor

Silicon Valley Business Journal By Michelle Boudit Title: Founder Company: TomKat Ranch/Growing The Table/TomKat MeDiA Location: Pescadero What is the biggest challenge facing women in leadership roles and how can you change that? There are not enough women in positions of power, especially in the systems I work in — ranching and finance. Women operate 62.7 million acres […]

Kat's Own Words

California can lead the nation by funding changes to school food program

Guest Commentary June 15, 2022 By Our schools play a crucial role in influencing our children’s health and learning. School cafeterias, which feed our students breakfast and lunch, are essential players in fighting child hunger and in the education of our nation’s future leaders. We’ve long championed farm-to-school programs because we believe healthy, freshly prepared […]

Press Release

California Coalition Urges Strong Investments in School Nutrition, California-Grown School Meals

School nutrition directors and school food advocates call for robust investments in enhanced state meal reimbursements, kitchen infrastructure, and more freshly prepared California-grown school meals  June 7, 2022 – (Sacramento, CA) – With inflationary prices squeezing family and school nutrition budgets, ongoing supply chain disruptions, and federal child nutrition waivers set to expire in less than 30 days, California’s […]

Kat's Own Words

Celebrate our Asian Pacific Islander American Partners

California Attorney General Rob Bonta  Rob Bonta was appointed as California’s Attorney General in 2021. Born in the Philippines during a mission trip to help bring more services to rural communities, Attorney General Bonta had a deep sense of service to others instilled in him from a very young age. Even as his high school’s […]


Nourish Students With Quality, Fresh School Meals

It’s Wednesday afternoon and the kids are just starting their next class: in the garden. Students at Sherman Elementary are learning how to harvest, wash, and cook Swiss chard and kale. Salt, oil, and garlic are key. “Yum, it smells so good,” says one student, as garlic caramelizes. The garden – just blocks from San […]

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Celebrating Women’s HERstory Month

We’ve compiled a list of Women who inspire us to be courageous and whose achievements have made history. This month – and every month – we celebrate #WomensHERstoryMonth.


Kat Taylor Named Jefferson Award Winner

Kat Taylor was named a Jefferson Award winner for her efforts to help small-scale Black, Brown and Indigenous organic farmers feed communities in need during the pandemic. Thank you to the network of farmers, community nonprofits, individual donors, and foundations for coming together to feed hundreds of thousands of struggling families with delicious, nutritious produce. […]