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canning season, and The Better Home Makers
Club of the school gave their services on
canning days designated as "soup days" and
"fruit days." Parents also donated vegetables
for soup mixture on soup days, and
fruits for canning on fruit days. More
than 700 quarts of food were canned in a
single season at a community cannery.
The Future Farmers planted a school
garden providing labor and mules for plowing.
Mr. Hill, Superintendent, donated
several bushels of peaches from his
orchard for canning.
During the past year we also received
many free commodities from the U. S. Department
of Agriculture. Those included
peanut butter, fresh pears, apples, canned
peaches, honey, creamery butter, canned
tomatoes, cheese, Irish potatoes,dry milk,
dried eggs, tomato paste. These commodities
helped to serve better lunches, and
to reduce grocery bills. As a matter of
fact, had it not been for these foods, we
could not have operated successfully. We
have an average of 83 children eating each
day. We receive Government reimbursement
of approximately $55 per month. The
charge to children is 10, and we receive
about $57 per month from them.
We are not feeding all of the children
at the present time, but we hope to do
so in the future. The P.T.A. donates
regularly to the School Lunch Program of
our school thus making it possible for all
needy children who cannot afford to pay
for lunches to have them free of charge.
The School Lunch Program has been of
tremendous benefit to our community. Not
only are children being fed nourishing
meals--they are also being educated in
better table manners and better eating
habits. The final benefits are shown by
their improved attitudes and dispositions,
in a greater desire to learn, and in a
happier school life.
The Federal School Lunch Program is
definitely an asset to the school child,
and the community in which he lives.
Lunch service at Rockhill, S. C. school.
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United States. Department of Agriculture. Production and Marketing Administration. Participation of Negro children in school lunch programs., book, June 1951; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc6225/m1/14/: accessed April 26, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.