Metella Road Public School at Toongabbie will be the first in western Sydney to become a Harvest Hub.
The social enterprise network acts as fruit and vegetable co-operative for neighbourhood, church and community groups, and gives $4 for each box packed back to the hub, to be used on projects.
Principal Peter D'Ermilio said the money would help to provide fruit for Crunch & Sip breaks to students who forget to bring theirs from home.
"We know that a number of parents in our community are already part of a hub," he said. "We just saw it as a great opportunity to see whether we could start up our very own one here at school.
"Everybody was very keen. We're a Crunch & Sip school and the Harvest Hub I believe links in perfectly.
"There's already education happening about healthy eating and the kids are having fruit breaks throughout the day and constantly having fresh water throughout the day. But to then have their parents through the Harvest Hub come and collect their vegetables . . . that then moves into the home and classroom as part of the education process."
Parents and Citizens Association co-ordinator Colleen Quince has been part of a hub for about three years.
"I'm really into trying to get fresh healthy eating to the community," she said.
"Health was my main factor but it's a great way to make some money for the school as well. There's a sense of community, because you get to know more people."
Harvest Hub director Jayne Travers-Drapes said it takes seven people to start a hub and expects one will grow quickly at the school.
Members pay $25 to join and receive a bag made by workers with a disability at the Endeavour Foundation's Castle Hill business Pak-It-Rite for their order.
"It has been word of mouth up to now," she said.
"We have more than 1000 members and nearly 90 hubs . . . in community centres, churches, home and schools.
"The Crunch & Sip program approached us because . . . they wanted a living thing in the community.
"The hubster knows their members. It's all about that dialogue on food and healthy eating."