• Implement a salad bar lunch service that is locally and sustainably sourced
• Allow students to experience hands-on food and nutrition education at school and in their community.
The 2020 application window is now closed. The following information is provided for information only and is subject to change for future grant cycles. To stay informed about the grant opportunities sign-up for our newsletter.
Delivered directly to schools, the grants are designed to bring more of the local harvest into schools where it is featured in a salad bar meal service, using the Farm to School Approach. The goal? To see more students and school communities engaged in:
Healthy, local and sustainable foods at school!
For the first time ever, we’re pleased to announce that applications are open to ALL schools, kindergarten to grade 12, across Canada’s 10 provinces and 3 territories.
For more information, please refer to the 2020 Grant Guidelines.
Applications will be accepted online, beginning January 1, 2020 and must be submitted by Friday April 17, 2020. It is strongly advised that all prospective applicants complete the following steps BEFORE completing the online application form:
In 2017 the Farm to School Canada Grants program became the central pillar to the Farm to School: Canada Digs-in! (F2SCDI) initiative. F2SCDI is a multi-sectoral partnership designed to prevent chronic disease by improving student nutrition and food literacy, while building community and strengthening local food systems. Through Whole Kids Foundation’s supportive partnership in F2SCDI we have been able to provide grant recipients with additional access to local supports and resources and evaluate the impacts of their programs. Learn more about F2SCDI here.
September 2020 – June 2022
Open to all provinces & territories
September 2018 – June 2020
Open to BC, ON, QC, NB, NL
September 2016 – June 2019
Open to BC & ON schools