Through community partnerships, we align and enhance our literacy, environmental literacy, garden education, farm shares, and food policy influence.
Over the past decade, FoodPrints staff has cultivated strong partnerships that extend and enhance FoodPrints food education and food access.
Open Book Foundation
This partnership brings authors of food-related books to FoodPrints schools for visits with interactive multisensory experiences inspired by the books’ content.
Readers to Eaters
Readers to Eaters brings authors of children’s books they publish about food, cooking, gardening, ecology and food activism to our partner schools to meet students and share their books in cooperation with An Open Book Foundation.
Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE)
Our teachers are part of OSSE’s School Garden Community of Practice network of garden educators; FoodPrints partner schools participate in OSSE seasonal food related events, such as Strawberries and Salad Greens Day and Farm to School Month; and our curriculum development process involves OSSE staff who oversee state health standards and the DC Healthy Schools Act.
sweetgreen has provided financial support that has allowed the FoodPrints farm share program to grow to three schools, from 600 shares to over 1,000 shares, and from 100 total families to more than 200 families involved each season.
DC Food Policy Council
FRESHFARM Director of Education, Jennifer Mampara, is an active member of the DC Food Policy Council and participates in its Nutrition and Food Systems Education Working Group.