The Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) is a federally assisted program providing free fresh fruits and vegetables to students in participating elementary schools (K-6) during the school day.
The FFVP aims to improve children’s overall diet and create healthier eating habits to impact their present and future health. The FFVP will help schools create healthier school environments by providing healthier food choices, expanding the variety of fruits and vegetables children experience, and increasing children’s fruit and vegetable consumption.
The FFVP Program
This is our 15th year participating in this program.
We are awarded $50-55 per student/year to provide a tasting of different Fruits and vegetables at least 3x per week to all K-6 students in the awarded school. All monies to be spent on food- limit on funds for equipment and staffing.
Principles were solicited in April 2023 to apply through different newsletters and various communication avenues in coordination with the Academic’s offices.
Applied for 31 Schools- 90% of SDP’s applications were funded. State Wide 68% of applications were funded.
The PA Department of Education awarded schools free/reduced eligibility rates from 100 percent to 96 percent this year.
Received grants for 28 Schools totaling $708,614.00
The program will begin in October and run through Spring of 2024
During the 2023-2024 school year, the FFVP program will be enjoyed by K-6 students in the following SDP schools:
621 EDMONDS, FRANKLIN
840 FRANK ANNE
728 FRANKLIN, BENJAMIN ELEMENTARY
436 KENDERTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
550 MARSHALL, THURGOOD
535 MC KINLEY
448 OVERBROOK EDUC CTR
437 OVERBROOK ELEMENTARY
749 PRINCE HALL
113 TILDEN MS