More than $4.2M being given to Md. elementary schools, Wicomico County getting some funding
WICOMICO COUNTY, Md.- Wicomico County elementary schools will be getting money to give students access to fresh fruits and vegetables.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program is providing those funds. More than $4.2 million will be given to more than 180 Maryland elementary schools.
We’re told while this money will be used to expose kids to more fruits and vegetables it’ll also provide nutritional education.
“With families struggling and the funding is specifically for our schools that are considered some of our higher free reduced meals or farms meals schools, so the funding gives the students more access, plus it also gives them a little boost of another item that they can eat during the day,” Eric Goslee, Director of Food & Nutrition Services, said.
The Director of Food and Nutrition Services for Wicomico County said 5 elementary schools in the district will be getting the money. In total, the county will see around $113,000.
Goslee said he hopes the funding can expand to all elementary schools.