May. 02, 2024

BEAVER, PA—Four local school districts are receiving funding to purchase new food service equipment for cafeterias because of grants awarded by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE). Funding for the grants is made available through the U.S. Department of Agriculture and is awarded to schools that participate in the National School Lunch Program.

Beaver County’s Hopewell Area School District and Western Beaver County School District are receiving $33,500 and $24,185, respectively. Washington County’s Fort Cherry School District and McGuffey School District are receiving $6,764 and $21,819, respectively. 

“As a father, I know that children learn best when they are well-nourished. With these grants, our schools can upgrade their cafeteria equipment, such as refrigerators and stoves, and ensure our students are entering the classroom ready to learn without hunger distracting them,” said Rep. Josh Kail (R-Beaver/Washington), who represents parts of the four school districts. 

To read the full press release from the PDE, click here.

Representative Josh Kail
15th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Media Contact: Nancy Nilson