Fresh fruit, veggies available under nutrition program

The V.I. Education Department, State Office of Special Nutrition Programs announces the availability of the 2017-18 Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program that provides children in participating schools with a variety of free fresh fruits and vegetables throughout the school day. All public elementary schools in the St. Thomas/St. John and St. Croix districts are encouraged to apply. Applications can be picked up or emailed at the Special Nutrition Programs Office on St. Thomas, at the bottom of Polyberg Hill in the former J. Antonio Jarvis Annex School and on St. Croix at the Education Department, Main Complex located at 2133 Hospital St., Christiansted. Deadline for applying is Sept. 1. For more information, call 340-774-0100, ext. 2812 in St. Thomas or 340-773-1095, ext. 7082 in St. Croix.