School feeding is the largest food access program in the country, and we know good nutrition is essential to student success. So why isn’t the system set up to feed kids nutritious food? Historically, U.S. food and farm policy has benefited wealthy landowners, disempowered Black and Brown communities, and perpetuated food insecurity in children and families across the country. This session will look at the broken food system through the lens of school food and explore how the levers of institutional food purchasing can be used by communities to make big change.