Hill-Evans announces nearly $225K in fresh food grants to York City elementary schools
YORK, July 16 – State Rep. Carol Hill-Evans, D-York, this week announced nearly $225,000 in fresh food grants awarded to grade schools within the School District of the City of York, as well as $38,410 for Lincoln Charter School and another $11,500 for Logos Academy in York.
The funding derives from the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) via the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Across the state of Pennsylvania, nearly $5.5 million was awarded through Gov. Tom Wolf to qualifying elementary schools.
The design of the program is to promote and provide healthier eating in school environments, particularly by increasing fruit and vegetable consumption.
“This program means healthier and happier students in the York City School District, Lincoln Charter and at Logos Academy,” Hill-Evans said. “Good nutrition is a vital aspect of not only healthy living but of learning and blossoming within the school system.
“Every child deserves the chance to maximize their present and future health, and this funding helps make that a possibility.”
In addition to the $38,410 awarded to Lincoln Charter and the $11,500 to Logos Academy, the breakdown across the York City grade schools is as follows:
- Davis K-8: $25,242.50
- Devers K-8: $32,947.50
- STEAM Academy: $14,317.50
- Ferguson K-8: $32,832.50
- Goode K-8: $32,660
- Hannah Penn K-8: $29,670
- Jackson K-8: $29,267.50
- McKinley K-8: $27,657.50