Boston Public Schools is expanding its fresh food program to 20 public schools this year, The Boston Herald reports.
The expansion of the program is part of the district’s 10-year facilities master plan and will bring scratch-made meals to more BPS students. School officials say that 81 schools in the district are in desperate need of new cafeterias, with some running in buildings that were built before World War II.
The current plan is to have at least one updated cafeteria in each neighborhood, which will act as a central kitchen and ship fresh food out to other schools in the district.
Officials say the renovations will cost an average $60,000 per school.
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