Foundation: 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).