Funding Encourages the School-to-Farm Food Pipeline

chef ann foundation logoFoundation: Chef Ann Foundation, in partnership with Skoop; Opportunity: Project Produce: Fruit and Veggie Grants for Schools; Eligibility: Schools districts participating in the federal National School Lunch Program; Funding Focus: Nutrition, education, obesity; Geographic Focus: National; Funding: Multiple $2,500 awards; Deadline: Rolling.

Summary: The foundation helps schools serve children healthy and delicious scratch-cooked meals made with fresh, whole food. The program expands K-12 students’ palates and encourages increased consumption of and exposure to fresh produce. School districts must offer or start programs that engage students in lunchroom education activities that encourage students to taste new vegetables and fruits offered either in a dish, cooked, or raw. The funding must go to purchase local fresh fruits and vegetables for the program.

Info: www.thelunchbox.org/programs/grants/ (for the NOFA).

About Frank Klimko

Frank Klimko is a nationally known journalist, grants expert and speech writer/speaker. He has years of experience helping nonprofits devise lists of the right funding opportunities and secure funding from these foundations and corporate entities. Clients have focused on an array of areas including child care, homeless, hunger and K-12 education. Additionally, he is a Freedom of Information Act expert, who has helped numerous clients with securing proprietary information from the federal government. Currently, Frank Klimko writes the Children & Youth Funding Report and Private Grants Alert, which are Washington DC-based publications. CYF is a daily publication covering Congress, the Education Dept. and the various federal regulatory agencies. PGA, another daily publication, covers the world of private philanthropy.
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