State Senator Steve Santarsiero (D-10) announced the award of a $5,710 grant to benefit Penn Valley Elementary School, of Pennsbury School District, and is allotted for the purchase of a new convection steamer.
Penn Valley was one of 72 schools across the Commonwealth to receive funds for acquiring food service equipment for the school cafeterias.
Schools eligible for these grants participate in the National School Lunch Program and priority is given to those that have at least 50 percent of students qualify for free or reduced-price meals. These funds were made available by the United States Department of Agriculture.
“Nutrition is a vital part of a child’s ability to learn and their overall well-being,” said Sen. Santarsiero. “I’m happy to see Penn Valley Elementary School will be able to make this purchase, thanks to grant funding from the Department of Agriculture.”
For more information on the programs available through the United States Department of Agriculture, click here.