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RED BUD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL RECEIVES USDA FRESH FRUIT AND VEGETABLE PROGRAM GRANT FOR THE 2021-22 SCHOOL YEAR

CALHOUN, GA - Gordon County School, Red Bud Elementary, is the recipient of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) Grant for the 2021-22 academic year.

Advocating for healthier schools though the promotion of education in nutrition, the FFVP serves to provide fresh fruits and vegetables to students at the elementary level, at no cost, during the school day. Goals of this program include introducing students to new and different varieties of fresh fruits and vegetables and increasing the consumption of unprocessed produce.

Receiving a grant of $33,834.00, the program will begin at Red Bud Elementary school on Tuesday, September 7th, 2021.

Elementary schools in all 50 States that participate as part of the National School Lunch Program are eligible to apply for this grant. Schools are selected based on applications submitted annually that contain criteria about the overall student enrollment and the percentage of students eligible for free and reduced-price meals.