Fresh Fruits and Vegetable Grant

M.E. Freeman Elementary School has been fortunate enough to be selected to participate in the USDA Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program for the School Year 2018-2019. Our goal is to help children develop lifelong healthful eating habits. The Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program has four main goals: create healthier environments by providing healthier food choices, expand the variety of fruits and vegetables children experience, increase fruits and vegetable consumption and make a difference in children's diets to impact their future. This program allows schools to serve these foods other than at meal times. Expanding the varieties of fruits and vegetables the students consume will broaden their exposure to many different foods.

USDA Non-Discrimination Statement
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race,
color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
(1)        mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
            Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
            1400 Independence Avenue, SW
             Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
(2)        fax: (202) 690-7442; or
(3)        email:
This institution is an equal opportunity provider