USDA Farm To School Grant Awarded To Rebuilding Broken Places

USDA Farm To School Grant Awarded To Rebuilding Broken Places

Rebuilding Broken Places CDC is pleased to announce it has received the U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm to School Turnkey Grant in the amount of $34,665.  The Rebuilding Broken Places CDC Seed to Plate Edible Garden project, the only Turnkey grant awarded in North Carolina, will seek to plan an edible garden that will serve children participating in our CACFP and SFSP.

In keeping with our commitment to serve our community and promote healthy meals, The Seed to Plate program will allow staff and children to receive garden training, plan and work in the garden and use the garden products to create meals that will be served through these programs.

This project will be the first step in implementing edible gardens, creating healthier eating habits for children, and sharing exposure, access, and education with families, thus impacting generational health outcomes throughout our community.

“This is such exciting news, and we are proud of the work you all do as CACFP operators to bring nutritious meals to children in your region. This grant seems like it will take your work to the next level!” said Julie Sundermann, Nutrition, Training, and Policy Consultant, CACFP, Division of Public Health, Nutrition Services Branch.

John Barnes, C.E.O. of RBPCDC, said “the Seed to Plate Program initial partners include the Little Washington Growing Group and Artis Daily Bread.  We are hopeful that other community partners will join us as we develop and implement plans for the first edible garden serving children and families in Wayne County.”