Waynesboro Early Learning Center, Southern Huntingdon schools receive thousands in ag education grants

15 November 2023- The state of Pennsylvania announced a series of Farm-to-School Grants of $605,398 to 56 schools, school districts, and childhood education centers in 28 counties. Grants of up to $15,000 will support projects aimed at improving access to healthy, local food and increasing hands-on learning for children in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade.

Funded projects connect local farmers to schools to supply fresh, in-season products to be served in cafeterias, expanding market opportunities for farmers. Other projects support school gardens, field trips, and other hands-on agriculture education, enriching early awareness of career opportunities.

Adams

Conewago Valley School District — $6,133

YWCA Gettysburg and Adams County — $8,545

Bedford

Allegheny Lutheran Social Ministries — $2,502

Watch Me Grow Early Learning Center — $15,000

Cumberland

South Middleton School District — $15,000

Franklin

Waynesboro Early Learning Center — $12,690

Huntingdon

Southern Huntingdon County School District — $15,000