Farm to School Grant Recipients 2016

Healthy, local, food on the minds and on the plates of all students

Farm to Cafeteria Canada is pleased to announce that we have delivered 50 Farm to School grants (valued at approximately 10K each)  to schools in BC and ON in order to support their  efforts to get more healthy, local foods on the minds and on the plates of students!

Thanks to a generous 500K contribution by the Whole Kids Foundation, and the support of our fiscal sponsor the social Planning and Research Council of BC, and our partners at Sustain Ontario and the Public Health Association of British Columbia, at least 19,500 students will have an opportunity to feast at a school salad bar featuring a wide variety of produce harvested from school gardens and nearby farms.



“We are thrilled to support the creative  program plans proposed by these schools. We cant wait to see the production of more local food in schoolyard gardens and farms –  foods that will be dished up in  a “farm buffet” or “burrito bar” or another salad bar  innovation  that makes sense in cold Canadian climates. We are eager to follow and share  the progress of these schools and to better understand impact of these promising Farm to School practices.”

Joanne Bays National Manager, Farm to Cafeteria Canada

Farm to Cafeteria Canada extends a thank you to all schools that submitted a proposal for a  Farm to School grant. While we do not have any further grants to offer at this time, we encourage you to subscribe to our newsletter on the home page of our website and to follow us on facebook or twitter to learn of future funding opportunities as they emerge.

If you have questions about the grant program, please direct them to the Canadian Farm to School Grant Project Manager at:  Farm2SchoolgrantsCanada@gmail.com

Microsoft Word - FINAL GRANT APPLICATION BC ON (V9) JAN 15 2016.



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Helpful Resources for Grant Recipients


What is Farm to School?
CDN Fact Sheet


Farm to School: Canada Digs in!
CDN Video

Farm to School: Canada Digs In

Farm to School: Canada Digs in!
CDN Storybook


A New Crunch in School Lunch: BC Farm to School Salad Bar Guide.
BC Toolkit


Tools From The Shed: Practical resources to operationalize your program
BC toolkit designed to accompany A New Crunch in School Lunch:  The BC  Farm to School Guide

F2S salad bars take root in New Brunswick

Looking for salad bar equipment in BC?

Farm to School Frequently Asked Food Safety Questions: BC Guidelines

Need More Help? Contact Us!

For Information about your grant Email: FarmtoSchoolGrantsCanada@gmail.com

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