Southeast Regional Office (SERO)
USDA Awards Over $1.4 Million to Southeastern States to
Increase Access to Local, Healthy Foods for Kids
Atlanta, GA, July 26, 2022 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Services' Southeast Regional Office announces 23 organizations that have been awarded more than $1.4 million to fund Farm to School projects in the region.
The USDA Farm to School grant helps child nutrition program operators incorporate local foods in the National School Lunch Program and its associated programs, as well as the Summer Food Service Program and Child and Adult Care Food Program. This is accomplished through training, technical assistance and research.
“These project grants will educate children about where their food comes from and also increase the amount of locally produced foods served in child nutrition programs,” said Willie C. Taylor, Southeast Regional Administrator, USDA Food and Nutrition Service. “Our appreciation is extended to these organizations that will operate projects that ultimately support USDA's commitment to advance nutrition security.”
The 23 grant recipients in the Southeast are listed below. Descriptions of their grant activities can be found at www.fns.usda.gov/cfs/grant-awards.
Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries
University Charter School
Duval County Public Schools
Florida Impact, Inc.
Florida Introduces Physical Activity and Nutrition to Youth
Happy Goat, Inc.
Orlando Science Center, Inc.
Star of the Sea Foundation, Inc.
Tampa Urban Benefit Farms, Inc.
The School District of Lee County
Baldwin County Board of Education
Frankfort Independent Board of Education
Hardin County Schools
Community Enrichment Initiatives, Inc.
Eliada Homes, Inc
Hub City Farmers Market
School District of Greenville County
Upstate Circle of Friends
Cheatham County Schools
Gibson County Special School District
Northwest Tennessee Local Food Network
Shelby County Board of Education
Trenton Special School District
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