Cephas announces more than $3,000 to help Overbrook High School provide quality meals for students

A grant of $3,193 will allow Overbrook High School to purchase needed equipment for its cafeteria, including a reach-in refrigerator, state Rep. Morgan Cephas announced today.


Cephas, D-Phila, said the grant is part of more than $925,000 in competitive grants awarded to 72 elementary, middle and high schools across the state to buy new food service equipment for their cafeterias.


“This funding will go towards assisting Overbrook High School in preparing meals safely and efficiently for its students,” Cephas said. “We can’t ignore the value of a quality school lunch and the critical role it plays in learning. This is just one way I’m working to help our children succeed in the classroom.”


Funding for the grants is made available through the U.S. Department of Agriculture and administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Grants are awarded to schools that participate in the National School Lunch Program and have 50 percent or more of students eligible for free or reduced-price meals. Schools often use the grants to purchase new refrigerators, freezers, stoves and dishwashers to ensure safe food handling.