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Tools for Schools: Building hydroponic garden for food program

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Chippewa Falls (WQOW) - Up until recently, students at one area school have been helping their classmates by preparing breakfast two days a week. Now, with sights set on next year, they want to do more to help fuel their friends with nutritious foods.

Just like the classrooms, WQOW's Tools For Schools grant along with Asher Lasting Exteriors and CCF Bank went virtual for April's giveaway.

This month's grant went to Chippewa Valley High School to help with their food program. They plan on using the $500 to help build their hydroponic garden.

School social worker Tracy Lewis said that planting this garden will do more than just provide healthy options.

"Not only will this be used to help the kids eat better but it's going to be used as a learning tool. So they are going to be able to learn some things they can take with them lifelong," Lewis said.

If you are an educator and would like to apply for the $500 grant tap/click here.

Katie Phernetton

Katie Phernetton is one of the Daybreak morning anchors.

She joined News 18 in August of 2018 after working as a reporter for five years in the Green Bay market. Born and raised in Green Bay, she prides herself in being a cheesehead through and through.

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