Schoolyard Roots gets $10,000 grant from area grocery company

A well-known grocery store chain has awarded a grant to a local nonprofit that helps students discover their favorite fruits and vegetables.      

Schoolyard Roots has been awarded a grant from Southeastern Grocers, which is the parent company of Winn-Dixie. 

The organization provides hands-on learning and garden education to more than 4,200 students in the Tuscaloosa city and county school systems. 

 The agency’s development coordinator said they will use the $10,000 grant for materials and classes. 

Schoolyard Roots was one of 30 recipients of the grant named for Alabama resident Romay Davis. 

Davis recently celebrated her 103rd birthday and is a long-time employee of Winn-Dixie.

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