Ohio schools receive federal grants to help with food services

Over a mil­lion dol­lars in fed­eral fund­ing has gone to 79 schools across the state, as well as other providers par­tic­i­pat­ing in the National School Lunch Program.

The state’s edu­ca­tion depart­ment says the com­pet­i­tive grants have gone to eli­gi­ble schools to help buy food ser­vice equip­ment. This includes ovens, dish­wash­ers, walk-in freez­ers, and serving-line counters.

The funds may help schools serve health­ier meals, improve food safety, and expand acces­si­bil­ity to food services.

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