Service member Dennis Lackey helps Flint schools snack on local orchard’s fruit

by Dominic Adams

More than 5,000 Flint School District students are eating fresh fruit from a Genesee County orchard as part of an initiative that brings local produce to the lunchroom.

The apples and pears are from the Montrose Orchards and were purchased using a federal funded grant.

“We’re trying to expose some different fresh fruits and vegetables to the children,” said Marie Weaver, interim food service director. “I’m thrilled that the children are learning about fresh fruits and vegetables that they don’t always get a chance to try.”

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