Snyder: Brownsville, Jeff-Morgan school districts get Food Service grants

$14,696 to Bville, $11,248 to J-M for new cafeteria equipment

HARRISBURG, May 2 – State Rep. Pam Snyder, D-Greene/Fayette/Washington, today announced the award of a combined $25,944 in state grants to the Brownsville Area and Jefferson-Morgan school districts for cafeteria equipment.

Snyder said Brownsville Area will get $14,696 to purchase a convection oven for its middle school, while Jefferson-Morgan is receiving two awards: $6,039 for a double reach-in warming cabinet for its junior-senior high school, and $5,209 for a convection steamer at its elementary school.

Snyder said the state Department of Education supplied the funding through its 2017 Food Service Equipment Grant program, which aims to help school districts purchase equipment to serve healthier meals that meet the updated meal patterns, improve food safety and expand access to food.

“This is great news for two school districts in the 50th Legislative District,” Snyder said. “I thank the Department of Education for supplying this funding, which is intended to improve the safety and efficiency of meal preparation, in addition to upgrading the menus.”

Snyder said the grant program also emphasizes putting more fruits and vegetables in school meals.