Matzie: Nearly $140,000 secured for District 16 school food service equipment upgrades

ALIQUIPPA, April 29 – Food service equipment upgrades are coming to schools in the 16th Legislative District thanks to $137,800 in new funding from the PA Department of Education, state Rep. Rob Matzie announced today.

Matzie said the funding includes two separate grants of $44,400 each to Aliquippa School District, $33,500 to Hopewell Area School District and $15,500 to Beaver Valley Intermediate Unit 27.

“School food service upgrades like these allow our school cafeterias to ensure that food is stored, prepared and served quickly and at optimal temperatures,” Matzie said. “That means kids get the freshest, most appetizing meals possible; school food service workers are able to serve large numbers of students quickly; and taxpayers benefit from savings achieved by modern, energy-efficient equipment. It’s an excellent investment all around.”

More information about the funding is available here:,food%20service%20equipment%20for%20cafeterias.