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    Halal on the tray: equitable access to Maine’s universal school meals

    | 1 pm ET | Virtual

    Join this webinar to learn how the Halal School Meals Network is working with community members, schools, and other partners to bring halal meals to students in Cumberland County, Maine. Speakers Rose Barboza, Firdaws Hakizimana, and Zoe Grodsky will share the process and lessons learned from the network’s efforts to ensure that Muslim students who observe halal have equitable access to Maine’s universal school meals through the implementation of a certified halal program. They will discuss community education and outreach, halal foodservice training and oversight, and how they are developing community trust and support. You will leave this webinar with a greater understanding of the role of culturally connected foods in institutions and ideas for community-centered farm to institution.

    USDA Tribal Barriers Consultation and Listening Session: Education & Research

    | 2 pm - 5:30 pm ET | Virtual

    The Intertribal Agriculture Council (IAC) would like to encourage all Tribal leaders and Indian Country stakeholders to register and attend the sessions to ensure Tribal perspectives are represented and addressed. This year's consultation and listening sessions will be held virtually during the week of April 22, 2024 from 2:00 - 5:30 pm (EST), with the first hour reserved for tribal-only caucus.

    Introducing Online EBT with Local Food Marketplace & Forage

    | 11 am PT (2 pm ET) | Virtual

    Local Food Marketplace and Forage have teamed up to support Online EBT on the Local Food Marketplace platform. We'll conduct a live demo, answer all of your questions about Online EBT, explain the timeline and next steps and more. Presenters also include Activate Food Arizona. Learn more about Online SNAP through LFM:

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