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School Lunch Challenge No. 2 is Mar. 19

For the second year in a row, 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 and Department of Foods and Nutrition (this year in collaboration with sponsors The Fresh Market, Seed Life Skills and Heirloom Cafe and Fresh Market) are putting on an event to celebrate the National School Lunch Program. 

Teams drawn from local restaurants (last year’s winner, The National, plus The Pine and Pulaski Heights BBQ) plus one consisting of CCSD family and consumer science teachers will compete to make tasty dishes that meet USDA guidelines for the National School Lunch Program. Students from CCSD schools will vote on the winner, which will have its food served at CCSD schools in 2016–17.

Everyone who goes gets to taste and vote for a crowd favorite. The event, which will be held at Whitehead Elementary School’s cafeteria on Saturday, Mar. 19 from noon–1:30 p.m., is free, but tickets are required due to limited capacity. You can register for tickets here.