Lemon Grove and Ventura School Districts Awarded USDA Farm to School Grants


Lemon Grove School District was awarded a planning grant to develop a farm to school initiative at a new middle school.  The district goal is to maximize use of local, minimally processed, and   fresh foods in school meals every day.

Ventura Unified School District was awarded a grant to implement a countywide school food purchasing and marketing program that increases the quantity and quality of fresh, seasonal, locally grown foods.  The district will also create the organization, infrastructure and systems to sustain and expand the program as an economic enterprise for the long-term.

During the first round, hundreds of applicants across the country competed for a limited amount of funding.

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