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“To celebrate the Sacramento region’s 10-year anniversary as America’s Farm-to-Fork capital, CDCR, in collaboration with Impact Justice’s Food in Prison program, unveiled a new initiative to bring locally grown produce to its institutions.”

“CDCR is collaborating with Impact Justice, which advocates for the importance of the HOTM program to implement best practices that enhance healthy food to all incarcerated individuals, regardless of background or sentence length.”

“‘This Harvest of the Month program is a win-win-win for everyone involved,’ says Heile Gantan, Program Associate, Food in Prison, Impact Justice. ‘It’s a win for one, the department, because they’re able to now comply with policy and legislation that recently passed that requires state-run institutions to purchase California-grown products for those they serve. The next win is for California growers and small farms.'”

“‘Because of this policy, they now have the ability to supply the market of the state departments and thankfully with the help of a food hub they are able to aggregate the produce from these smaller farmers that otherwise wouldn’t, and the last win is residents who will receive a variety of healthy foods.'”

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