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USDA Food and Nutrition Service leaders visit grant recipients in Bay Area  

USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) leaders, joined by CDFA Farm to School Program Manager Nick Anicich (top photo, second from left), visit the West Coast Contra Unified School District (WCCUSD) where summer meals were provided in early August. WCCUSD partners with the city, county, state and federal governments, local farmers, non-profits, parents and volunteers to provide healthy meals and increase nutrition awareness. Also at the WCCUSD summer meal site were (bottom right) a local farmer offering samples of stone fruit and Conscious Kitchen (bottom left) offering a variety of berries. The yellow food truck in the top photo, purchased with USDA grant funding, allows WCCUSD to provide summer meals in low-income, remote areas where families may not otherwise have access.

USDA FNS leaders also visited the Alameda County Community Food Bank and the Heart of the City Farmers’ Market in San Francisco, which redeems more nutrition assistance benefits (more than $3 million annually) than any other in the nation.

“Engaging with the partners that administer FNS programs and make them a success, as well as children and families that participate in these programs, is so rewarding,” said FNS Administrator Cindy Long. “It’s a great reminder of why we do what we do here at FNS: to ensure that everyone can access safe, healthy, and nutritious food.”
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