$15K in Farm to School funding announced for the 190th District

State Rep. Amen Brown announced new funding awarded through the Farm to School Program to Methodist Services in the 190th Legislative District.

Methodist Services was awarded grant funding in the amount of $15,000 for their School Gardens project.

“Congratulations to Methodist Services and other recipients across the Commonwealth on receiving this funding,” Brown said. “We must continue to invest in sustainable food systems, focusing on local food and accessible training.”

The Pennsylvania Farm to School Grant Program provides schools with funding to improve access to healthy, local foods and increase agriculture education opportunities.

The program aims to bridge the gap between children and the food system by connecting them to the fresh, healthy food available from Pennsylvania agricultural producers in their community and the surrounding areas. Through changing food purchasing and education practices at schools and early childhood education sites, children will become more aware and engaged with their local food system as well as empowered to leverage their own consumer influence to support Pennsylvania agriculture. 

More information on the program can be found at agriculture.pa.gov.