Providence wins grant to increase use of local foods in city schools

THE CITY OF PROVIDENCE, on Thursday, was awarded a nearly-$50,000 U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Farm to School grant to increase the amount of locally-grown food in public school lunches in the city. Pictured is the Historic Metcalf –Franklin Preservation Association Farm in Cumberland where Pamela Thurlow, president of Franklin Farm, talks to first-graders about what's growing in the fields. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
THE CITY OF PROVIDENCE was awarded a nearly-$50,000 U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Farm to School grant to increase the amount of locally-grown food in public school lunches in the city. Pictured is the Historic Metcalf –Franklin Preservation Association Farm in Cumberland where Pamela Thurlow, president of Franklin Farm, talks to first-graders about what's growing in the fields. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
PROVIDENCE - The city of Providence was awarded a $49,766 U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service Farm to School program grant Thursday to support the planning and development of initiatives to increase the amount of locally grown food incorporated into city students’ lunches and create new economic opportunities for local farmers. Rachel Newman…

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