13 Schools Picked for Fresh Fruit & Veggies Grant

13 Schools Picked for Fresh Fruit & Veggies Grant
Posted on 08/06/2019

Students at several Waukegan Community Unit School District # 60 elementary schools will again see an increase in fruit and vegetable options at school, thanks to the Illinois State Board of Education’s Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP).


Clark, Hyde Park, Greenwood, McCall, Cooke, Little Fort, Glen Flora, Oakdale, Clearview, Whittier, Carman-Buckner, North and Jack Benny, are among approximately 300 schools in Illinois awarded an FFVP grant. In total, 13 Waukegan schools will be awarded more than $300,000. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) program earmarks funds to states to distribute to schools already participating in the USDA’s National School Lunch Program. 


The program’s goal is to provide free fresh fruits and vegetables to students outside of regular school meals. FFVP provides all students in participating schools access to a variety of free fresh fruits and vegetables at least twice a week. The grant targets elementary and middle schools with the highest eligibility in the free and reduced-price categories within the National School Lunch Program. 


Total program awards are: 

John S Clark Elementary School: $11,400
Hyde Park Elementary School: $14,550
Greenwood Elementary School: $15,600
H R McCall Elementary School: $23,050
Andrew Cooke Magnet Elementary School: $23,750
Little Fort Elementary School: $24,600
Glen Flora Elementary School: $25,150
Oakdale Elementary School: $25,850
Clearview Elementary School: $26,050
Whittier Elementary School: $27,250
Carman-Buckner Elementary School: $28,350
North Elementary School: $29,150
Jack Benny Middle School: $30,050

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