WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Delaware's Colonial School District has received a $100,000 federal grant that will allow students to grow food for use in school cafeterias.
Delaware's congressional delegation said Thursday that the grant involves a partnership with Historic Penn Farm in New Castle, where students at William Penn High School will grow food that culinary arts students will prepare for use in school breakfast and lunch programs.
Colonial's proposal was one of 82 projects in 42 states and the U.S. Virgin Islands to receive grants.
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, school districts participating in farm-to-school programs purchased and served more than $385 million in local food in the 2011-2012 school year.