School Providing Locally Grown Food to Students
Written by wendycorr on August 30, 2018
Park County School District 6 is working to provide more home-grown food to their students.
Nutrition Director Gen Sheets says that the district has already partnered with Wyoming Legacy Meats to provide ground beef for the student meals, and this year they will add hot dogs and hamburger patties. She says that they have been using vegetables from Shoshone River Farm for their fresh fruit and vegetable program, as well as catering events, and are hoping to include value added products from Gluten Free Oats in Powell.
Sheets says that not only are they providing a healthier product to their students, but by purchasing local food, the school district can help to boost the local economy as well.
However, Sheets says locally-grown meat and produce is not as economically viable as getting food from their wholesale distributors. So the district is going to be asking for help from the community by launching a donation program to cover the difference in costs.
The donation program will launch in October.