Ben Hill Elementary School receives the Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program Grant
Ben Hill Elementary School has received the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) federal grant offered by the United States Department of Agriculture. This grant is designed for elementary schools that participate in the National School Lunch Program, with priority given to schools with a high percentage of students who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals.
A fresh fruit or vegetable is served as a snack outside of regular school meals and is provided for all students who are enrolled in the schools that are awarded the grant. A wide variety of fresh fruits and vegetables is served, enabling students to experience new and different healthy snacks.
Ben Hill Elementary will begin this awesome snack time on Wednesday, November 29th.. The snacks will be distributed every Wednesday and Friday for the remainder of the school year.