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Schools Receive $57,900 USDA Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Grant

Fruit and Vegetables

STANFORD, KY – August 30, 2019

Lincoln County Schools is pleased to announce three schools are recipients of the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) grant funded and regulated by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Waynesburg Elementary will receive $13,650 in grant money, Crab Orchard Elementary $13,450 and Stanford Elementary $30,800 for a grand total of $57,900.  School selection was based upon submitted applications from elementary schools that operate the National School Lunch Program and have 50 percent or more of their students eligible for free/reduced-price meals. Priority was given to schools with the highest percentage of free and reduced-price eligible students. Kentucky schools will receive more than $3.2 million in FFVP funding for the 2020 Federal Fiscal School Year.

The FFVP provides all children in participating schools with a variety of free fresh fruits and vegetables as healthy snack options. The FFVP encourages community partnerships to support the schools when they offer free fruits and vegetables to children during the school day.  The goal of the FFVP is to create healthier school environments, expand the variety of foods provided in schools, increase children’s consumption of fruits and vegetables, and to have a positive impact on children’s diets.

For more information about Food Services and this program, please contact the Lincoln County Student Support Center at 606.365.2124.

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