Dixon Elevator donates to “Beef in Schools” program
RANDOLPH — Randolph Public Schools is the recent recipient of $200 from Dixon Elevator in Randolph. The money is a donation to help sustain the school district’s Beef in Schools program.
Proceeds from this donation will go toward processing costs when a beef or hog is donated to school lunch program.
A group of Randolph area producers initiated the Beef in Schools program in the fall of 2017. Together with the community, it is their goal to sustain a program for Randolph students that supports local producers, enhances the school lunch program and provides education that creates a connection between what is produced in this area and the meals that we eat.
Now in the program’s third year, an entire beef and hog have been donated to the Randolph Schools lunch program every semester since its inception. Producers in the Randolph area have made the decision to donate only premium market animals, going beyond the requirements established by the USDA for quality. Meat that is donated has to be processed and inspected in a USDA approved facility.
For the second semester of the 2019-20 school year, First State Bank has purchased a market steer raised locally and the Jim and Josh Kuchta families are donating a hog from their farm.
Randolph Public School would like to express our appreciation to Dixon Elevator for the funds and to our area producers in helping provide delicious, nutritious high quality protein from locally raised animals.