Shapiro Administration Awards 130 Communities with School Feeding Facility Grants


Harrisburg, Pennsylvania – The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) today announced it has awarded more than $2.7 million in grants to 130 local educational institutions (LEAs) across the Commonwealth to purchase new food service equipment for their cafeterias.

“Students need access to healthy, nutritious meals in and out of the classroom so that they can learn, grow and thrive,” said Acting Secretary of Education Dr. Khalid N. Moomin. “The feeding facilities subsidy will give schools access to highly functional facilities and well-equipped cafeterias to better serve hungry hearts and bellies every day.”

A list of schools receiving food service equipment subsidies can be found at: PDE website.

Grant funding is provided through the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Grants are awarded to schools participating in the National School Lunch Program. Schools use grants to purchase or upgrade equipment such as refrigerators, freezers, stoves and dishwashers.

A healthy diet is an essential part of learning and growing. Every day, more than 1 million children and students receive nutritious meals through federal school nutrition programs, including the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, Child and Adult Care Food Program, and Summer Food Service Program. .

Shapiro Administration and PDE are committed to making healthy eating accessible to all children and students through state and federal programs and initiatives.

For more information, Visit the Pennsylvania Department of Education website or follow PDE Facebook, twitter, Youtubeagain Pinterest.

Media Contact: Christine Boyd Edwards,

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