USDA Invests in School and Food Industry Partnerships

$50 million to be distributed by up to four non-governmental organizations.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) launched a new initiative this month intended to create partnerships between schools and their local food economies. The Food and Nutrition Service will select four non-governmental organizations to manage a total of $50 million. Those organizations will distribute grants and awards of up to $150,000 each to support and enhance school lunches through food distributors in their communities.

“We’re investing in innovative solutions and challenging industry to partner with us to ensure every student has access to healthy school meals,” said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. “For children to reach their full academic potential, they must build healthy eating habits, and USDA recognizes the importance of private sector partnership in making this happen.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For wisdom for Secretary Vilsack as he oversees funding of the food resource partnerships.
  • For USDA officials as they work with the private sector on school food supply.
  • For Administrator Cindy Long to look to the Lord for guidance as she heads the Food and Nutrition Service.

Sources: Department of Agriculture


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