Bleckley School System Recognized for Serving Local Foods | Community Spirit
The Bleckley School System was one of several to be recognized in a ceremony on March 5 at the state capitol. Bleckley received the "Golden Radish" award for their participation in the "5 Million Meals" challenge, a program designed to get more locally grown food into school cafeterias.
Bleckley School Nutrition Director Dr. Kathy Peavy was on hand to receive the honor, a news release states.
The award was preented by State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge and Agriculture Secretary Gary Black. Bleckley participates in the "Feed My School For A Week" program in conjunction 19with the Georiga Department of Agriculture that features a week of Georgia Grown foods.
This year, Bleckley Primary will have a week of locally grown/Georgia grown foods May 6-10.
To learn more about nutrition programs in Bleckley County, call the office at 478-934-2821.