Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program Information
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program provides funding to participating schools so they can provide a variety of free fresh fruits and vegetables to children throughout the school day. It is an effective and creative way to introduce fresh fruits and vegetables as healthy snack options.
The goals of the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) are to:
- Create healthier school environments by providing healthier food choices.
- Expand the variety of fruits and vegetables children experience.
- Increase children’s fruit and vegetable consumption.
- Make a difference in children’s diets to impact their present and future health.
The 13 awarded schools for 2020-2021 school year are:
Alachua, Archer, Foster, Glen Springs, Irby Lake Forest, Metcalfe, Newberry Elem, Rawlings, Shell, Williams
Boulware Charter, Caring and Sharing Charter
Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program Curbside – For All Remote Learning Elementary Students
This program will be available at 8 locations that are currently distributing breakfast and lunch meals to the community.
Participating Schools: Archer, Foster, Glen Springs, Irby, Lake Forest, Metcalfe, Rawlings & Williams
FNS is partnering with local farmers to provide a Fresh from the Farm bag of produce each week for all remote learning elementary age students.
Produce bags will be distributed each Thursday from 9:30-1:00 during the Curbside Meal Pick Up.
To be eligible for participation your child must be an elementary age student.