Donations propel Home Economics courses in Modesto

Students in home economics classes will get cooking with ingredients donated by several processors.

About 900 pounds of ground beef, eggs, almonds and canned goods were donated to help teachers deal with budget cuts at 14 schools in Stanislaus County.

"You would be amazed when you are cooking with 200 students how fast it adds up," said Jennifer Dal Parto, a Davis High School teacher who plans to start using the eggs in pancakes today.

She was among the middle and high school teachers who picked up the food Wednesday at the county Office of Education.

The donations supplement what's being purchased this year for about 2,200 students.

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