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PROGRAM OBJECTIVE

Together with the community, it is our goal to implement a program that supports local producers, enhances the school lunch program and provides educational opportunities in agriculture, health and nutrition. Local producers, community members, and the Elwood administrators have come together to bring healthy, nutritious and flavorful beef to the students at Elwood. The program pairs educational opportunities with high-quality, locally produced beef for our lunch program.

HOW TO DONATE

Producers can donate a quality animal by submitting a letter of commitment or by contacting the school to schedule an animal for processing. The producer will receive a receipt for the donation that may provide a tax incentive.Processing fees will be paid for by the Elwood School District.

Monetary donations can be made to the Elwood Beef Program and sent to the school. The purpose of this fund includes, but is not limited to, the purchase of quality animals from local producers to assist in sustaining the program. *See directions at end.

STUDENT BENEFITS

Students will have high quality, good tasting and locally raised beef for lunch. Beef is important for children because it supports the growth, repair and maintenance of the body and it provides fuel for physical activity. High quality protein plays an important role in building and maintaining a healthy body and provides the nutrients needed for healthy brain development and function.

Students will have the opportunity to learn about nutrition and lifelong healthy eating habits.

Students gain and understanding of the importance of agriculture in the community and our world.

SCHOOL BENEFITS

Elwood Public School will utilize locally raised beef rather than purchasing all beef through a food service provider.

The program will provide students the opportunity to see firsthand the impact of the beef industry.

COMMUNITY BENEFITS

The program keeps money local, creates a connection between the school and the community and increases the awareness of the food served in the school lunches.

RECOGNITION OF DONORS

The Elwood Beef Committee and Elwood Public School truly appreciate the willingness of the community to give and support all of our programs and want to recognize those who contribute. Visible recognition helps our students understand where their food is coming from and the value of the program.

BEEF DONORS

Personalized Donor Banner hung in the school cafeteria or lobby

Radio/Newspaper recognition

Invited to “It’s all about the beef” luncheon at school

Recognized in school newsletter

Annual Banner Recognition

Donors names added to the “It’s all about the beef” Lifetime Donor Plaque

Plaque Displayed at the school recognizing donors for continuous support

PRIME DONORS ($2,500 or more)

Radio/Newspaper recognition

Invited to “It’s all about the beef” luncheon at school

Recognized in school newsletter

Annual Banner Recognition

CHOICE DONORS ($1,500-$2,499)

Newspaper recognition

Invited to “It’s all about the beef” luncheon at school

Recognized in school newsletter

Annual Banner Recognition

SELECT DONORS ($750-$1,499)

Recognized in school newsletter

Invited to “It’s all about the beef” luncheon at school

Annual Banner Recognition

BEEF BOOSTERS ($25-$749)

Recognized in school newsletter

Invited to “It’s all about the beef” luncheon at school

Annual Banner Recognition

ALL LEVELS OF SUPPORT ARE VALUED AND APPRECIATED!

The Elwood Beef Program has been organized and implemented by the following individuals who value Nebraska beef and passionately believe in supporting our local economy as well as the school:

*To donate monetary obligations please make checks payable to Elwood Public School and send to:

Elwood Public School

Attn: Beef in Schools Program

502 First Avenue

Elwood, NE 68937

For any additional questions/information please contact:Codina Moore 308-325-0462, email: codina20@yahoo.com

Thank you to all of our donors, the Elwood community, the Beef Committee members, and to the Elwood Board of Education for supporting Nebraska Beef in schools!