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PUSD Central Kitchen Earns Grant

The Porterville Unified School District Central Kitchen was awarded a grant of $92,538 as part of the 2015 National School Lunch Program Equipment Assistance Grant program. The award will allow the purchase of two combination steam/convection ovens for the district, as well as new holding ovens for four elementary schools (Doyle, Olive Street, Santa Fe and Vandalia). 

“We appreciate the hard work that Director of Nutrition Services Manuel Rodriguez accomplished in earning the grant,” PUSD Superintendent Dr. John Snavely said. “This will further our goal of providing healthy and nutritional meals for our students.” 

The U.S. House Fiscal Year 2015 Agriculture Appropriations Act provided $25 million to state agencies in awarding equipment assistance grants for eligible school food authorities participating in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP). 

With the new ovens at the Central Kitchen, PUSD will be able to prepare more entrees from scratch, resulting in reduced food cost and waste while improving food quality and taste. 

For more information about the Porterville Unified School District, go to the District’s website at www.portervilleschools.org

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