Schools receive $260,000 in School Nutrition Program equipment grants

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023

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Schools receive $260,000 in School Nutrition Program equipment grants


PIERRE, S.D. – School systems across South Dakota have been granted more than $260,000 in School Nutrition Program equipment grants for new equipment or to renovate/replace existing equipment.


“Food service professionals all over our state work hard every day to provide students delicious, healthy meals,” said Cheriee Watterson, the Department of Education’s director of Child and Adult Nutrition Services. “This equipment will help them keep their programs top-notch by supporting their ability to do more cooking from scratch, use more fresh produce, and expand participation in lunch and breakfast programs.”


School District

Amount Awarded


Aberdeen Catholic School System


Dishwasher, convection oven

Bon Homme School District


Walk-in freezer unit

Bridgewater Emery School District


Dough divider/rounder

Burke School District


Stand-alone freezers

Corsica-Stickney School District


Cafeteria tables

Dupree School District


Serving counter

Gregory School District


Tilt skillet braising pan

Harding County School District


Can racks

Hot Springs School District


Commercial dishwashing machine



Electric combi-oven

Marion School District


Indoor walk-in freezer

Mobridge-Pollock School District


Milk coolers

Rosholt School District


Electric convection oven

Sanborn Central School District


Convection oven

Viborg-Hurley School District


Walk-in cooler/freezer combo

Willow Lake School District


Reach-in refrigerator


These grants are funded with federal dollars from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service to competitively award to eligible entities.