Bridgeton Public Schools in Bridgeton, N.J., has partnered with Common Market, a nonprofit food distributor, for a pilot program that brings locally sourced food to students, The Press of Atlantic City reports.
The pilot, which runs through July, provides weekly deliveries of local produce for use in student lunches. School officials have also used the pilot to purchase 400 pounds of local pork for a special carnitas meal.
This is not the first time Bridgeton has partnered with Common Market. During the pandemic, the district worked with the nonprofit to provide food boxes for families in the community.