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May 30, 2023 Board Meeting
Title
2023-2024 Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Grant
Meeting Date(s)
Information - 05/30/2023
Consent Type
Without Information
Discussion

The Office of Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) would like to submit an application for the 2023-24 Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) grant to the Florida Department of Agriculture for the following schools: Cambridge Elementary, Endeavour Elementary, and Saturn Elementary.  The application submission deadline is Friday, June 9, 2023.  We are hopeful that all three schools will be selected to participate in this program.  FFVP grant funding is available for the period of July 1, 2023, through June 30, 2024, for elementary schools.  One of the criteria for receiving the grant is that eligible schools must have 50 percent or more students who are eligible for free and reduced-priced meals with the highest priority given to those schools.  Funds will be used to purchase fresh fruit and vegetables to be served at no charge to students, while a small percentage of funds may be used for operation and administrative costs incurred for the preparation and distribution of the fruits and vegetables.  Funding is estimated at $161,925 and does not require a cash match.

Recommendation

Apply for Cambridge, Endeavour, and Saturn Elementary schools to participate in the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) for the 2023-24 school year.

Authority for Action
F.S. 1001.42
Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
No
Source of Funding

Special Revenue - Food Services
Financial Impact
FY Amount Budgeted Fund Cost Center Project Function Object Program
2023 $ 46,725 $ 46,725 410 TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD
2023 $ 51,000 $ 51,000 410 TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD
2023 $ 64,200 $ 64,200 410 TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD
Legal Counsel Review
No
Contact
Kevin Thornton, Director, Food and Nutrition Services - 321-633-1000 ext.11690
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