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02/14/2019

Wolf Administration Awards More than $885,000 to Enhance School Cafeterias

Harrisburg, PA - The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) announced today that more than $885,000 in competitive grants has been awarded to 79 elementary, middle and high schools across the state for the purchase of new food service equipment for cafeterias.  

“Research shows that students perform better in school when they have access to regular, nutritious meals,” said Secretary of Education Pedro A. Rivera. “These grants will help schools upgrade equipment so they can continue to provide the essential meals that our students need throughout the day.”

Funding for the grants is made available through the U.S. Department of Agriculture and is awarded to schools which participate in the National School Lunch Program and have 50 percent or more of students eligible for free or reduced-price meals. Schools often use the grants to purchase new refrigerators, freezers, stoves and dishwashers.

Since taking office, the Wolf Administration has been on the forefront of the issue of food security and nutrition. During his tenure, Governor Wolf has established the Food Security Partnership in 2015, comprised of the secretaries of the departments of Aging, Agriculture, Community and Economic Development, Education, Health, and Human Services; unveiled the commonwealth’s food security plan – Setting the Table: A Blueprint for a Hunger-free PA in 2016; and introduced the Governor’s School Breakfast Initiative in 2017. 

Under the School Breakfast Initiative, grants of up to $5,000 are available for schools to implement a school breakfast program using an “alternative serving method,” like grab-and-go, or Breakfast in the Classroom. Last year, 200 schools were awarded $900,000 from the inaugural round of grants.

The food service equipment grants awarded today can assist schools with purchasing equipment to use in a school breakfast program.

A list of schools receiving food service equipment grants appears below.

County

Sponsor Name

Building Name

Equipment Preference

Amount Requested

Allegheny

Pittsburgh School District

Minadeo Elementary School

Reach-in Refrigerator

$2,142.00

Allegheny

Pittsburgh School District

Pittsburgh Langley K-8

Reach-in Refrigerator

$2,142.00

Allegheny

Pittsburgh School District

South Hills Middle School

Reach-in Refrigerator

$2,142.00

Allegheny

Pittsburgh School District

Student Achievement Center

Reach-in Refrigerator

$2,142.00

Allegheny

Academy Charter School

Academy Charter School

Serving Counter, Utility

$18,042.85

Allegheny

Pittsburgh School District

Brookline K-8

Reach-in Refrigerator

$2,142.00

Allegheny

Pittsburgh School District

Pittsburgh Science & Technology Academy 6-12

Reach-in Refrigerator

$2,142.00

Allegheny

Pittsburgh School District

Allderdice High School

Reach-in Refrigerator

$2,142.00

Allegheny

Pittsburgh School District

Academy at Westinghouse

Reach-in Refrigerator

$2,142.00

Allegheny

Penn Hills School District

Penn Hills Elementary School

Reach-in Display Refrigerator, 1 Section

$6,654.73

Allegheny

Penn Hills School District

Penn Hills SHS

Proofer Cabinet, Mobile; Mobile Heated Cabinet

$13,032.25

Armstrong

Apollo-Ridge School District

Apollo-Ridge Elementary School

Display Case, Refrigerated Deli, Countertop

$7,499.00

Beaver

Rochester Area School District

Rochester Middle School

Milk Cooler

$2,798.00

Beaver

Rochester Area School District

Rochester Elementary School

Milk Cooler

$2,798.00

Berks

Antietam School District

Mt Penn Elementary School

Roll-Thru Refrigerator

$6,554.00

Berks

Antietam School District

Mt Penn Primary Center

Serving Counter, Hot Food, Electric

$2,122.86

Blair

Altoona Area School District

William Kimmel Alternative School

Proofer Cabinet, Mobile

$2,297.00

Blair

Altoona Area School District

Mowrie A Ebner Elementary School

Reach-in Dual Temp Cabinet

$9,708.00

Blair

Altoona Area School District

Juniata Gap Elementary School

Reach-in Freezer

$6,278.00

Blair

Spring Cove School District

Spring Cove Elementary

Reach-in Refrigerator

$5,922.22

Bradford

Towanda Area School District

Morrow Elementary School

Dishwasher, Door Type

$7,840.59

Bradford

Towanda Area School District

Towanda Elementary School

Walk-in Freezer, Modular, Self-Contained

$7,736.76

Bradford

Towanda Area School District

Towanda Area Senior High School

Convection Oven, Electric

$7,391.59

Bradford

Northeast Bradford School District

Northeast Bradford Elementary School

Dishwasher, Conveyor Type

$30,452.95

Bucks

Woods Services

Woods Services Food and Nutrition Services

Commercial Food Blender

$1,137.35

Bucks

Edison Court

Mathom House

Range

$4,221.42

Cambria

Ferndale Area School District

Ferndale Area Junior Senior High School

Convection Oven, Gas

$13,211.24

Carbon

Youth Services Agency

Youth Services Agency - ACT CAMP

Range, 60", 4 Burners, 36" Griddle

$4,221.42

Centre

Penns Valley Area School District

Miles Township Elementary School

Dishwasher, Door Type

$13,301.24

Clarion

Allegheny- Clarion Valley School District

Allegheny-Clarion Valley Elementary

Proofer Cabinet

$2,620.80

Clearfield

Pentz Run Youth Services

Pentz Run Youth Services Incorporated

Reach-in Freezer

$4,675.00

Clearfield

Glendale School District

Glendale Junior Senior High School

Convection Oven, Electric

$9,749.88

Clearfield

Glendale School District

Glendale Elementary School

Reach-in Refrigerator

$3,829.59

Crawford

Titusville Area School District

Hydetown Elementary School

Combi Oven, Gas

$22,197.00

Crawford

Titusville Area School District

Titusville Senior High School

Mobile Heated Cabinet

$6,240.00

Crawford

Conneaut School District

Conneaut Valley Middle School

Combi Oven, Gas

$22,197.00

Crawford

Conneaut School District

Conneaut Valley Elementary School

Reach in Freezer

$4,790.00

Crawford

Penncrest School District

Cambridge Springs Elementary School

Convection Oven, Gas

$6,794.00

Crawford

Conneaut School District

Conneaut Lake-Sadsbury Elementary School

Mobile Heated Cabinet

$4,580.00

Dauphin

Harrisburg City School District

Foose Elementary School

Reach-in Freezer

$12,420.12

Dauphin

Harrisburg City School District

Hamilton Alternative Education

Reach-in Freezer

$12,575.12

Dauphin

Harrisburg City School District

Downey School

Reach-in Freezer

$12,420.12

Dauphin

Harrisburg City School District

Camp Curtin Academy

Convection Steamer, Gas

$18,603.82

Dauphin

Harrisburg City School District

Melrose School

Walk-in Freezer

$29,188.49

Dauphin

Susquehanna Township School District

Susquehanna Township High School

Convection Steamer

$17,425.00

Delaware

Interboro School District

Kindergarten Center

Dishwasher, Door Type, Ventless

$16,782.76

Erie

Erie Catholic Preparatory School (DBA Mother Teresa Academy)

Erie Catholic Preparatory School (DBA Mother Teresa Academy)

Cooler and Freezer Condenser

$28,609.00

Erie

Iroquois School District

Iroquois Elementary School

Pass-Thru Freezer

$5,720.00

Erie

Girard School District

Rice Avenue Middle School

Serving Counter, Cold Food

$6,055.00

Erie

Union City Area School District

Union City High School

Dishwasher, Conveyor Type

$20,859.00

Fayette

Uniontown Area School District

Marclay School

Combi Oven, Electric

$31,884.00

Fayette

Uniontown Area School District

Ben Franklin School

Combi Oven, Electric

$31,159.66

Fayette

Uniontown Area School District

Menallen School

Combi Oven, Gas

$36,391.00

Fayette

Uniontown Area School District

Uniontown Area Senior High School

Combi Oven, Electric

$31,677.00

Fayette

Albert Gallatin Area School District

Friendship Hill Elementary School

Combi Oven, Gas

$23,009.00

Fayette

Albert Gallatin Area School District

Albert Gallatin South Middle School

Combi Oven, Gas

$36,575.00

Fayette

Albert Gallatin Area School District

Albert Gallatin North Middle School

Combi Oven, Gas

$18,990.00

Fayette

Albert Gallatin Area School District

Smithfield Elementary School

Combi Oven, Gas

$36,575.00

Franklin

Chambersburg Area School District

Benjamin Chambers Elementary School

Milk Cooler

$2,285.00

Franklin

Waynesboro Area School District

Mowrey Elementary School

Convection Oven, Gas

$6,849.00

Jefferson

Jefferson County-Dubois AVTS

Jefferson County-Dubois AVTS

Pizza Oven

$23,380.00

Lackawanna

Riverside School District

Riverside Elementary School West

Pass-Thru Refrigerator - 1 Glass Door, 1 Solid Door

$6,423.87

Lackawanna

Riverside School District

Riverside Junior Senior High School

Convection Oven, Electric

$11,431.20

Lancaster

Columbia Borough School District

Columbia High School

Tilting Skillet Braising Pan, Electric

$15,699.45

Lancaster

Columbia Borough School District

Park Elementary School

Reach-in Freezer

$9,581.81

Lawrence

Union Area School District

Union Memorial Elementary School

Combi Oven, Electric

$26,998.00

Lebanon

Cornwall-Lebanon School District

Union Canal Elementary School

Reach-in Refrigerator

$3,554.09

Mercer

Jamestown Area School District

Jamestown Area Elementary School

Mobile Heated Cabinet

$5,252.40

Northumberland

Milton Area School District

White Deer Elementary School

Reach-in Refrigerator

$7,074.32

Philadelphia

Franklin Towne Charter High School

Franklin Towne Charter High School

Combi Oven, Electric

$20,584.93

Tioga

Northern Tioga School District

Clark Wood Elementary School

Edlund Can Opener

$1,315.00

Tioga

Northern Tioga School District

Cowanesque Valley Junior Senior High School

Edlund Can Opener

$1,315.00

Tioga

Northern Tioga School District

Williamson Senior High School

Edlund Can Opener

$1,315.00

Venango

Franklin Area School District

Central Elementary School

Reach-in Refrigerator

$3,111.82

Venango

Franklin Area School District

Victory Elementary School

Reach-in Freezer

$3,928.57

Warren

Warren County School District

Warren Area El Ctr

Reach-In Refrigerator

$3,898.00

Warren

Warren County School District

Beaty-Warren MS

Milk Cooler

$3,170.00

Warren

Warren County School District

Youngsville MS/HS

Steamer

$16,210.00

Westmoreland

Yough School District

Mendon Elementary School

Convection Oven, Gas

$6,890.00

 

 

 

 

$885,217.29

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