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News Release USDA Awards Over $1.4 Million to Southeastern States to Increase Access to Local, Healthy Foods for Kids

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  • On: 07/26/2022 16:00:16
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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.
 

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Kim Betton

Southeast Regional Office (SERO)

kim.betton@usda.gov

470.370.2395

 

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

Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries

University Charter School

 

Florida

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

 

Georgia

Baldwin County Board of Education

 

Kentucky

Frankfort Independent Board of Education

Hardin County Schools

 

North Carolina

Community Enrichment Initiatives, Inc.

Eliada Homes, Inc

 

South Carolina

Hub City Farmers Market

School District of Greenville County

Upstate Circle of Friends

 

Tennessee

Cheatham County Schools

Gibson County Special School District

Northwest Tennessee Local Food Network

Shelby County Board of Education

Trenton Special School District

 

USDA touches the lives of all Americans each day in so many positive ways. In the Biden-Harris Administration, USDA is transforming America's food system with a greater focus on more resilient local and regional food production, ensuring access to healthy and nutritious food in all communities, building new markets and streams of income for farmers and producers using climate smart food and forestry practices, making historic investments in infrastructure and clean energy capabilities in rural America, and committing to equity across the Department by removing systemic barriers and building a workforce more representative of America. To learn more, visit www.usda.gov.

 

 

USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender. 

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