Sen. Yaw: Grants Will Fund Food Service Equipment for Bradford County Schools

HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) announced this week that four Bradford County schools will receive funding to purchase new food service equipment for cafeterias, according to state Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23).

Competitive grants have been awarded to Morrow Elementary School, Towanda Elementary School, Towanda Area Senior High School and Northeast Bradford Elementary School.

“These funds will allow schools to purchase equipment to serve healthier meals, improve food safety, and expand access,” Sen. Yaw said.  “The equipment will be a great investment to the school facilities.”

Funding for the grants was made available through the U.S. Department of Agriculture and is awarded to schools that participate in the National School Lunch Program and have 50 percent or more of students eligible for free or reduced-price meals.

Schools awarded funding include:

  • Towanda Area School District       

Morrow Elementary School ($7,840.59) Dishwasher, Door Type     

  • Towanda Area School District       

Towanda Elementary School ($7,736.76) Walk-in Freezer, Modular, Self-Contained

  • Towanda Area School District       

Towanda Area Senior High School ($7,391.59) Convection Oven, Electric    

  • Northeast Bradford School District

Northeast Bradford Elementary School ($30,452.95) Dishwasher, Conveyor Type

The funding is part of package of competitive grants awarded to 79 elementary, middle and high schools through a program administered by the state Department of Education.

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Nick Troutman
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