Salisbury hails $61,000 in federal Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program grants

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 16 – State Rep. Abigail Salisbury, D-Allegheny, announced today that federal Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program grants, totaling $61,632, were awarded to several schools in Pennsylvania’s 34th Legislative District.

District schools receiving FFVP grants are:

  • Propel Braddock Hills Elementary ~ $22,176.
  • Kelly Primary ~ $17,208.
  • Turner Intermediate School ~ $22,248.

“Students having access to fresh fruits and vegetables every day provides a source of vital nutrients to helps them succeed at a high academic level and promote overall health,” Salisbury said. “These funds are an investment in their future and the future of our communities.”

In total, Allegheny County received nearly $900,000 in FFVP grants, which prioritize schools with the highest percentage of children eligible for free and reduced-price meals. A complete list of grant awardees by county is available here.