Cuomo Announces $1.5 Million To Support Farm To School Programs
Governor Andrew Cuomo is announcing a record $1.5 million in funding to support Farm-to-School programs across New York.
Oneida Herkimer Madison BOCES will get $100,000.
The funding has been awarded to 18 projects and educational organizations that serve students in Kindergarten through Grade 12 and will benefit over 420,000 students.
"New York is home to world-class agricultural products, and the Farm-to-School program connects these fresh, locally sourced ingredients to our students," Cuomo said. "This record funding delivers on our promise to provide fresh, healthy meals to all New York students and spur economic growth for our farmers and growers in every corner of the State."
Funding for the Farm-to-School program was doubled in the State's 2018-19 Budget and is a key component of the Governor's No Student Goes Hungry initiative.