11-21-2017 Organization of Board, Regular Meeting, Public Hearing
Agenda Item #20


Title
2017-18 Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Grant

Discussion
On July 17, 2017, the Office of Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) submitted and application for the 2017-18 Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) grant to the Florida Department of Agriculture for the following schools:  Cambridge Elementary, Endeavour Elementary and Saturn Elementary.  As a reminder, the original application went before the Board on August 8, 2017.  We are pleased to report that all three schools have been selected to participate in this program from October 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018.  Funding is estimated at $115,500 and does not require a grant match.  FNS will partner with Cambridge, Endeavour and Saturn Elementary schools to insure all criteria for successfully operating the FFVP are met throughout the school year. 

Recommendation
Accept the grant for Cambridge, Endeavour and Saturn Elementary schools to participate in the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) for the 2017-18 school year. 

Meeting Date(s)
Consent w/o Information - 8/8/2017
Consent after Information - 11/21/2017

Authority for Action
F.S. 1001.42

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
No

Source of Funding
Special Revenue - Food Services

FY
Amount
Budgeted
Fund
Cost Center
Project
Function
Object
Program
201832,05032,0504101041TBDTBDTBDTBD
201845,20045,2004101051TBDTBDTBDTBD
201838,25038,2504101131TBDTBDTBDTBD

Legal Counsel Review
No

Contact
Kevin Thornton, Director, Food and Nutrition Services, ext. 690