august 17, 2015
Fresh fruits and vegetables are an invaluable source of nutrients, but many children and adolescents don’t eat enough of them. As part of an ongoing effort to provide students with easy access to healthy foods, Liberty Central School District is raising funds to bring a salad bar to all three of its schools.
In July 2015, the district applied to Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools, a healthy school lunch initiative that provides fully equipped salad bars to schools.
In August, the district received word that its application had been approved and that each Liberty school has been added to a queue of schools in the United States that are raising funds for salad bars.
The cost for one freestanding, mobile salad bar grant is $2,825
and includes everything a school needs to get started, including
the bar, chill pads, pans and tongs. Each salad bar can serve a
school for ten years.
Although the district’s application has been approved, the district is not guaranteed to receive all three salad bars within a set time period. It can take up to a year for a single salad bar to be fully funded, depending on the number of schools waiting in the queue as well as the amount of direct donations the district receives.
Residents who are interested in making a tax-deductible donation to the district’s Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools fundraising page can help installing salad bars in our schools sooner.to visit the district's donation page.
If you have any questions please contact our district’s Food Service Director, Dara Smith at 845-292-5400 ext. 2040.