More low-income students to receive nutritious food, thanks to state grants

Published 07/08 2014 04:41PM

Updated 07/08 2014 04:48PM

SACRAMENTO, CA -- Dozens of local schools are getting state grant money to help ensure more low-income students will receive nutritious food.

The State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson made the announcement Tuesday as he released the funding results of three grants.

He says schools are one of the few places where children from low-income families may receive a healthy meal.

More than $16 million in awards were distributed to 649 schools through three programs including the school breakfast program and summer food service program start-up or expansion grant.
For a list of the schools that will benefit from the grant money, click on the following link:

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