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59 Schools Receive Grants to Upgrade Cafeterias

01/26/2021

Harrisburg, PA - The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) announced today that more than $875,000 in competitive grants has been awarded to 59 elementary, middle, and high schools across the state for the purchase of new food service equipment for cafeterias.

“Research has shown that when students have access to nutritious meals, their focus, energy, and overall performance in school increases,” said Acting Secretary of Education Noe Ortega. “The grants awarded by the department will provide schools with equipment and other resources needed to enhance and improve their ability to provide students with the essential meals they need to learn and grow.”

Funding for the grants is made available through the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Grants are awarded to schools that participate in the National School Lunch Program. Schools use the grants to purchase or upgrade equipment such as refrigerators, freezers, stoves, and dishwashers.

During his tenure, Governor Wolf has made combating hunger a priority. Since the establishment of the Governor’s Food Security Partnership in 2015, the Wolf Administration has worked to make it easier for individuals to access benefits, improve access to WIC and the Farmers Market Nutrition Program, increase knowledge of summer feeding programs, promote access to breakfast in schools, grow public-private partnerships through the creation of local food alliances, increase access to healthy food, improve access to employment and training services, grow food security programs within the Medicaid system, and more.

More information about the Wolf Administration’s food security efforts amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and links to resources and assistance are available on the Department of Agriculture’s website.

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

For more information about Pennsylvania’s education policies and programs, please visit the Department of Education’s website. Follow PDE on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, or Pinterest.

MEDIA CONTACT: Kendall Alexander - kenalexand@pa.gov

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County

Agency/LEA

School Building Name

Equipment Requested

Award Amount

Allegheny

Woodland Hills SD

Turtle Creek Elementary STEAM Academy

Combi Oven, Gas

$38,412.00

Allegheny

Plum Borough SD

Plum Senior High School

Kettle, Gas, Tilting

$21,314.00

Allegheny

Pittsburgh SD

Pittsburgh Lincoln K-5

Convection Oven, Electric

$8,525.00

Allegheny

Manchester Academic CS

Manchester Academic Charter School

Range

$8,206.08

Allegheny

Woodland Hills SD

Edgewood Elementary STEAM Academy

Reach-in Freezer

$4,655.00

Allegheny

Elizabeth Forward SD

Elizabeth Forward Middle School

Combi Oven, Electric

$19,975.00

Blair

Spring Cove SD

Spring Cove Middle School

Combi Oven, Electric

$31,805.00

Blair

Holy Trinity Catholic School-Middle School Campus

Holy Trinity Catholic School DBA Middle School Campus

Reach in Freezer

$5,807.00

Bucks

Neshaminy SD

Neshaminy High School

Convection Oven, Electric

$9,669.30

Cambria

St Michael School

St Michael School

Walk in Cooler

$13,418.00

Cambria

Richland SD

Richland Junior Senior High School

Convection Oven, Gas

$6,585.93

Centre

State College Area SD

Mount Nittany Middle School

Open Display Merchandiser

$15,130.00

Centre

State College Area SD

State College Area High School

Ice Maker

$3,704.26

Centre

Penns Valley Area SD

Penns Valley Area Junior Senior High School

Dishwasher, Conveyor Type

$33,129.00

Centre

Penns Valley Area SD

Penns Valley Area Elementary School

Dishwasher, Conveyor Type

$22,301.00

Chester

Phoenixville Area SD

Barkley Elementary School

Milk Cooler

$2,142.65

Chester

Phoenixville Area SD

Schuylkill Elementary School

Milk Cooler

$2,142.65

Clarion

Redbank Valley SD

Redbank Valley High School

Heated Holding Cabinet

$4,390.00

Clarion

Keystone SD

Keystone Elementary School

Combi Oven, Gas

$29,355.69

Clarion

Redbank Valley SD

Redbank Valley Intermediate School

Heated Holding Cabinet

$4,390.00

Dauphin

St Joan of Arc School

St Joan of Arc School

Reach in Freezer

$4,444.00

Dauphin

Harrisburg City SD

Scott Elementary School

Walk in Cooler Box

$30,503.05

Delaware

Rose Tree Media SD

Springton Lake Middle School

Serving Counter, Utility

$1,822.92

Delaware

Delaware County IU 25

Delaware County Technical High School - Aston

Convection Steamer, Countertop

$7,146.95

Elk

Ridgway Area SD

Ridgway Area High School

Combi Oven, Gas

$14,343.23

Fayette

Uniontown Area SD

Lafayette Middle School

Combi Oven, Electric

$33,963.42

Fayette

Uniontown Area SD

Wharton School

Combi Oven, Electric

$36,969.22

Fayette

Laurel Highlands SD

Hatfield Elementary School

Freezer

$4,399.00

Franklin

Fannett-Metal SD

Fannett-Metal Senior High School

Convection Steamer, Gas

$15,068.77

Fulton

Southern Fulton SD

Southern Fulton Junior Senior High School

Open Display Merchandiser

$6,401.24

Huntingdon

Southern Huntingdon County SD

Southern Huntingdon County Junior Senior High School

Conveyor Oven, Electric

$17,880.00

Indiana

Penns Manor Area SD

Penns Manor Area Elementary School

Heated Holding Cabinet

$3,527.31

Indiana

Penns Manor Area SD

Penns Manor Area Junior Senior High School

Heated Holding Cabinet

$3,527.31

Lancaster

Cocalico SD

Cocalico Senior High School

Conveyor Oven, Electric

$25,511.74

Lawrence

Union Area SD

Union Area High School

Conveyor Oven, Electric

$20,887.00

Lawrence

Ellwood City Area SD

Lincoln Junior Senior High School

Convection Steamer, Gas

$16,892.14

Luzerne

Pittston Area SD

Pittston Area Middle School

Convection Oven, Electric

$6,508.24

Luzerne

Pittston Area SD

Pittston Intermediate Center

Reach-in Refrigerator

$4,131.56

McKean

Port Allegany SD

Port Allegany Junior Senior High School

Convection Steamer, Gas

$28,572.00

Mercer

Sharpsville Area SD

Sharpsville Area Senior High School

Combi Oven, Gas

$22,346.00

Montour

Danville Area SD

Danville Area Middle School

Walk in Refrigerated Box

$49,005.00

Northumberland

Shikellamy SD

Shikellamy High School

Convection Steamer, Gas

$21,923.91

Northumberland

Warrior Run SD

Warrior Run Middle School

Walk in Cooler

$18,967.00

Philadelphia

Universal Institute CS

Universal Alcorn Charter School

Proofer Cabinet, Mobile

$1,129.00

Pike

Wallenpaupack Area SD

Wallenpaupack Area Middle School

Convection Oven, Electric

$8,407.17

Pike

Wallenpaupack Area SD

Wallenpaupack Area High School

Convection Oven, Electric

$8,407.17

Somerset

Turkeyfoot Valley Area SD

Turkeyfoot Valley Area Elementary School

Convection Oven, Electric

$10,778.00

Somerset

Shade-Central City SD

Shade Junior Senior High School

Removal/repair of evaporator coil and condensing unit for Milk Cooler

$2,800.00

Venango

Franklin Area SD

Franklin Area High School

Dishwasher Booster Heater

$9,466.00

Washington

Trinity Area SD

Trinity West Elementary School

Combi Oven, Gas

$38,412.00

Westmoreland

Yough SD

Yough Senior High School

Convection Oven, Gas

$7,211.00

Westmoreland

Yough SD

H.W. Good Elementary

Convection Oven, Gas

$7,211.00

Westmoreland

Penn-Trafford SD

Harrison Park Elementary School

Heated Holding Cabinet

$3,948.00

Westmoreland

Penn-Trafford SD

Level Green Elementary School

Heated Holding Cabinet

$3,948.00

Westmoreland

New Kensington-Arnold SD

Martin School

Serving Line Components

$16,500.00

York

West Shore SD

Newberry Elementary

Convection Steamer

$16,295.16

York

Hanover Public SD

Hanover Senior High School

Steamer, Pressure, Gas

$29,344.98

York

South Eastern SD

Fawn Elementary School

Convection Steamer, Electric

$16,270.00

York

South Eastern SD

Kennard-Dale High School

Convection Steamer, Electric

$16,270.00

 

 

 

Total

$876,196.05


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