Celebrating Food Day with A Great RI Apple Crunch

Providence firefighter Chris O’Halloran is ready to “crunch” apples with Olivia Amado-Jones at Carl Lauro Elementary School

Providence firefighter Chris O’Halloran is ready to “crunch” apples with Olivia Amado-Jones at Carl Lauro Elementary School

As schools across the U.S. celebrated Food Day on October 24 by eating healthy, affordable and sustainably-produced food, schools from Barrington to Woonsocket put a local twist on the event by crunching on Rhode Island-grown apples during the Great RI Apple Crunch. The goal was to have each school eating apples at the same time during their school lunch period.

Crunching at the 797 Café: Sandra Lentini, head cook at the 797 Cafe (center) enjoys Rhode Island apples with two friends.

Crunching at the 797 Café: Sandra Lentini, head cook at the 797 Cafe (center) enjoys Rhode Island apples with two friends.

Farm to School Coordinator Kimberly Clark joined Providence firefighters and Sodexo at Carl Lauro Elementary School to crunch with more than 300 elementary school students.

Apples were provided by Barden Family Orchard, Hill Orchards, Pippin Orchard and Steere Orchard.

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