Pennsylvania Districts

44%
of Pennsylvania school districts surveyed by USDA say they participate in farm to school activities.

268

1,116

612,687

Another 18% of districts surveyed plan to start farm to school activities in the future.

(Note: of the 940 school districts in Pennsylvania, 64% completed the USDA Farm to School Census.)

Highlights

$18,059,700

invested in local food in Pennsylvania
with the average school district spending

16%

of their budget on local products.
School districts in Pennsylvania are currently buying the following types of local foods:
  • 77%

    fruits
  • 72%

    vegetables
  • 59%

    milk
  • 18%

    meat or poultry

41%

of Pennsylvania districts surveyed plan to increase local food purchases in the future.
Pennsylvania school districts are serving local items throughout the school day. In Pennsylvania local foods are being served at the following times:
  • 53%

    breakfast
  • 83%

    lunch
  • 5%

    supper
  • 13%

    snacks
  • 19%

    Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program
At least

133

school gardens are growing in Pennsylvania
Tend and water those gardens; their benefits are well documented!
In Pennsylvania,

12%

of School Districts
Are Engaging Preschool Children
in Farm to School Activities.
In Pennsylvania,

10%

Of School Districts Are Using Local Foods in Summer Meals.
Learn more about these results. See the details
Based on a tally of the number of votes received, the school district above was selected as a stand out in Pennsylvania.
What we heard during the nomination process:
Our district has a wonderful garden in the high school and the four elementary school all have gardens. We got a new cook and she is always willing to make something new out to the produce from our gardens. Nice to eat fresh food.
Congratulations to all the school districts in Pennsylvania conducting farm to school programs.

From buying local food to planting school gardens to teaching kids where their food comes from, Pennsylvania is ‘bringing the farm to school.’ Peruse the list below for more information on the great work taking place in Pennsylvania.

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