Alta Head Start Farmers Markets Were a Great Success!

Farmers Markets were held at multiple Alta Head Start/Early Head Start locations on Wednesday, April 5. Parents and partners of Alta, including Child Care Partners, Youngstown City School Parents and Lockwood Parents were able to use their “Alta Bucks” to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables.

Alta Bucks are earned when parents volunteer at Head Start/Early Head Start sites during the school year. There were nutrition-related giveaways at the Farmers Markets, and kids had fun with the large fruit and vegetable cut-outs with holes they placed their heads in.

Our Alta Head Start Farmers Markets are made possible through a generous grant from the William Swanston Charitable Fund. The fund, established in 1919, seeks to help improve the lives of at-risk children in Mahoning and Trumbull Counties by providing grants that support early childhood education, after-school programs, parent-involvement seminars, and many other efforts. We’re very grateful for their support.

Pictured at the Westchester Learning Center Farmers Market are (L-R): Michelle Airhart, Education Supervisor; Joe Shorokey (CEO); Dennis Mangan (William Swanston Charitable Fund Board); Jerry Sutton (Family Advocate); Deanna Brown (Receptionist); Simone Gant (Family Advocate); Judy Miller (Alta Head Start Director); Lori Stellmar (Health/Nutrition Manager)