Winder Elementary School is a proud recepient of the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Grant for school year 2023-24. The Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) is an annual federal grant offered from the United States Department of Agriculture. This grant is designed for elementary schools that participate in the National School Lunch Program, with priority given to schools with a high percentage of students who are eligible for free and reduced-price meals.
A fresh fruit or vegetable is served as a snack outside of regular school meals and is provided to all students who are enrolled at Winder Elementary School. A wide variety of fresh fruits and vegetables is served, enabling students to experience new and different healthy snacks.
Some of the item's students will get to try in September are ginger gold apples, pickling cucumbers, scuppernongs, snow peas, muscadines, and plums.