Martin Luther King Elementary Letters "Time For Lunch"
Mar 24, 2010
On March 24th, the 5th grade classes at Utica's Martin Luther King Elementary School wrote to Congressional Senators Gillibrand and Shumber and Representative Arcuri asking for support of increased funding for school lunches for a healthier future!
This has been a big week for school lunch:
· The Child Nutrition Bill advanced in the Senate, and will now move to the Senate floor for debate.
· Seven million viewers watched the debut of Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution.
· We surpassed our goal (!) of sending 100,000 letters and signatures to Congress for the Time for Lunch Campaign.
All this news creates an opportunity to capture people's interest in school lunch and give them something to do about it. To help you spread the word about Time for Lunch, we've written a sample press release that you can personalize and send to local press contacts. Click here to download it.
Another way to get local media coverage is to write a Letter to the Editor. Slow Food Pittsburgh got a letter printed in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette last week. If you'd like to submit your own letter, download our brand-new Guide to Writing Letters to the Editor.
On our blog, you can also read about the salad that Slow Food Chicago made for Senator Dick Durbin's staff.
Thank you for all you do,