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COBB CHILDREN’S LEARNING CENTER RECEIVES $2,000 “FARM TO SCHOOL” GRANT FROM THE OREGON DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
Roseburg, Oregon (05.11.2020) — Cobb Children’s Learning Center has received a $2,000 grant from the Oregon Department of Education to support its Garden to Table initiative at Cobb Childcare and Preschool.
Jessica Gaul, executive director of Cobb Children’s Learning Center, said the funds would be used to increase the fresh fruit and vegetable offerings at the center, helping children to create healthy relationships with food. “These funds will be used to procure local, fresh ingredients for our daily meal offerings. By creating relationships with our local farmers, ranchers and food manufacturers, we can both support our local economy and grow our Garden to Table program,” executive director Gaul said.
About Cobb’s Garden to Table Initiative
The Cobb Preschool Garden to Table initiative is rooted in research which shows that only 40% of children ages 1-18 meet the USDA recommendations for fruit intake; only 7% meet vegetable recommendations. By creating a program where children grow their own food, and gain insight to how their food is grown, we can improve the health and well-being of the children within our community and to encourage healthy relationships with food from an early age… READ MORE
About Cobb Children’s Learning Center
Cobb Children’s Learning Center was started as Cobb Street Children’s Learning Center on Cobb Street, in 1994 by Sister Jeanita Richter to meet the growing demand for childcare services in Roseburg, Oregon. Today, the Organization is known as Cobb Children’s Learning Center, and operates the Cobb Childcare & Preschool located on Walnut Street in Roseburg, serving Douglas County children ages 6 weeks to 5 years. For more information about Cobb Children’s Learning Center, or the Cobb Childcare and Preschool, call 541-957-1008 or visit www.cobbschool.org.