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Schools receive $260,000 in School Nutrition Program equipment grants

Grants funded through USDA Food and Nutrition Service

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Several South Dakota schools were recently announced as recipients of a School Nutrition Program equipment grant.
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PIERRE — School systems across South Dakota have been granted more than $260,000 in School Nutrition Program equipment grants for new equipment or to renovate or replace existing equipment.

“Food service professionals all over our state work hard every day to provide students delicious, healthy meals,” said Cheriee Watterson, the Department of Education’s director of child and adult nutrition services. “This equipment will help them keep their programs top-notch by supporting their ability to do more cooking from scratch, use more fresh produce, and expand participation in lunch and breakfast programs.”

The list of recipient schools include several local area districts, including Bon Homme School District, Bridgewater-Emery School District, Burke School District and Corsica-Stickney School District, among others.

Following is a list of schools named as recipients of the grant, the grant amount received and the equipment toward which the funds will be directed.

  • Aberdeen Catholic School System, $23,534.76; dishwasher, convection oven
  • Bon Homme School District, $25,000; walk-in freezer unit
  • Bridgewater-Emery School District, $16,427; dough divider/rounder
  • Burke School District, $14,644.20; stand-alone freezers
  • Corsica-Stickney School District, $7,791.03; cafeteria tables
  • Dupree School District, $8,036.97; serving counter
  • Gregory School District, $25,000; tilt skillet braising pan
  • Harding County School District, $7,269.12; can racks
  • Hot Springs School District, $7,599; commercial dishwashing machine
  • LifeScape, $23,988; electric combi-oven
  • Marion School District, $24,536.41; indoor walk-in freezer
  • Mobridge-Pollock School District, $9,040; milk coolers
  • Rosholt School District, $11,790; electric convection oven
  • Sanborn Central School District, $25,000; convection oven
  • Viborg-Hurley School District, $25,000; walk-in cooler/freezer combo
  • Willow Lake School District, $5,754.95; reach-in refrigerator

The grants are funded with federal dollars from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service to competitively award to eligible entities.

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