- Associated Press - Monday, June 8, 2015

KENAI, Alaska (AP) - Schools in the Kenai Peninsula will no longer be serving Alaska-sourced items on their cafeteria menus due to state budget cuts.

The Peninsula Clarion reports (http://bit.ly/1GuAPh3 ) Student Nutritional Services Administrator Dean Hamburg says the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District has used grant money from state programs to provide students with locally grown produce, honey and wild-caught salmon.

But those programs will receive little to no funding for the 2016 fiscal year.

Hamburg says the district has some money left over from the Nutritional Alaskan Foods in Schools program, and the Alaska Division of Agriculture’s Farm to School projects have allowed for community partnerships to continue farm-to-table practices.

Food in Schools Grants Administrator Debi Kruse, says she knew the funding would end eventually, but it may have been cut too early.

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Information from: (Kenai, Alaska) Peninsula Clarion, http://www.peninsulaclarion.com

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