The School Lunch Challenge is a call to local chefs to create tasty dishes that also meet USDA requirements for the National School Lunch Program.
Building on the increased public interest in school lunches, and inspired by the ongoing exhibition, “Food, Power, Politics: The Story of School Lunch” currently on display at the University of Georgia Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries, the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, the Clarke County School District, the Athens Land Trust, Athens Farm to School and UGA’s College of Family and Consumer Sciences have partnered to engage the Athens community with the past, present, and future of the National School Lunch Program.
On March 28, The National, Heirloom Café, newly opened Goodie Two Shoes, and the non-profit Athens Land Trust will compete to create plates including meat or meat alternative, grain and vegetable components that can appeal to a K-12 audience. Locals will taste test these creations to choose a crowd favorite, and a panel of student judges from across Clarke County Schools will determine their favorite, to be incorporated into the CCSD school lunch menu during the 2015-2016 school year.
The event is free and open to the public, but limited to 150 guests. Reserve your place and affect change for the students of today and tomorrow in Athens Clarke County. Tickets available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/school-lunch-challenge-tickets-15847094085