Project Bread School Breakfast Grants
Help ensure your students start the day healthy and ready to learn! This school year, Project Bread is offering 3 grants to increase participation in your school breakfast program and improve the quality of breakfast items served. Grants are available for:
- Schools or districts implementing CEP or Provision 2.
- Schools or districts looking to serve healthier menu items.
- Schools or districts who have increased their breakfast participation over the last year.
Funding awards range from $2,000 per school to $12,500 per district. Applications are due by January 31, 2019 and funding announcements will be made by February 28, 2019. Visit www.meals4kids.org/breakfastgrants for more information.
Grant Opportunity through New England Dairy and Food Council
The dairy farm families of Massachusetts are providing funding for Massachusetts schools to start-up or expand school breakfast. Eligible schools must have greater than 40% of students qualifying for free/reduced meals and a current participation rate below 60%. Funds must be spent on programs that offer breakfast through a non-traditional service model such as breakfast in the classroom, grab-n-go breakfast, or breakfast after the bell. Visit NewEnglandDairyCouncil.org for details. Deadline to apply: January 31, 2019
Farm & Sea to School Conference
In just a few days Mass. Farm to School will hold its 5th statewide conference, the Massachusetts Farm & Sea to School Conference. This year’s theme is Setting the Table: Communities Creating Change. The conference seeks to amplify traditionally underrepresented voices in the Massachusetts food system and identify strategies and resources for promoting racial equity and social justice as we grow the farm & sea to school movement. Learn about policy efforts and community organizing, local procurement, sustaining farm to school programs, school gardens, and more. Please visit www.massfarmtoschool.org/conference for more information. Don't miss out, register today!