Governor Cuomo signs grants for Farm-to-School Funding

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that $1.5 million has been awarded to 16 Farm-to-School projects to increase the use of New York farm products in schools and boost the agricultural economy. As part of Round 5 of the Farm-to-School program, the projects will benefit more than 120,000 students in 144 school districts across the State. Funding for the Farm-to-School program is a key component of the Governor's 2020-21 Executive Budget and supports the Governor's No Student Goes Hungry initiative. 


Capital Roots was awarded $100,000 for the Capital Region Farm-to-School Initiative: Connecting Underserved Schools with Local Producers.  The project will build on an existing Farm-to-School project to connect their established local produce distribution system with local schools. It will also fund the purchase of a commercial peeler for processing root vegetables.