Pima JTED renews program to feed students attending evening programs

applePima JTED has received a federal grant renewal from the Child and Adult Care Food Program to continue providing healthy snacks to students who attend evening programs at the district’s JTED @ Camino Seco and JTED @ Master Pieces campuses. With the help of the grant originally awarded in 2013, Pima JTED has continuously provided approximately 575 students a day with a low-sugar snack that includes whole grains, fresh fruit or vegetables, dairy, and protein.

Career Academic Employability Specialist Danette Davis, the grant administrator, says Pima JTED qualifies for the grant to serve the large population of students living in the vicinity of the two campuses who qualify for the federally-funded Free and Reduced Lunch program. “The majority of our students attend their public school during the day and come to their JTED program immediately after school, so the healthy snacks we provide are vital to help those students function better in school and carry them through a long day.”