Getting Help and Cash: Building Relationships and Finding Funding

Healthy Food Choices in Schools December 23, 2016 Print Friendly and PDF

Adam Brumberg, Deputy Director, Cornell Food and Brand Lab, presents on how school food service organizations can build relationships with external organizations and find funding. He also focuses on ways to make partners out of some of the groups that often criticize lunchrooms. Adam also covers partnering with national and local organizations that already exist and are doing excellent work in helping schools to achieve their wellness and food service goals. Finally, explores some potential funding sources and how to best position your school to apply for or take advantage of them.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Identify groups external to the school that can provide resources and help to the cafeteria staff and the food service director.
  • Identify some potential funding sources.
  • Identify how to look for partners in your region.

Resources 

Child nutrition offices by state:

https://www.fns.usda.gov/school-meals/school-meals-contacts
 
USDA School Foods Grants
http://www.fns.usda.gov/school-meals/grants
 
Fuel Up to Play Sixty
http://www.fueluptoplay60.com/?classic=1
 
Other USDA Grant opportunities
http://www.fns.usda.gov/farmtoschool/other-usda-grant-opportunities
 
Alliance for a Healthier Generation
https://www.healthiergeneration.org/
 
State Farm Insurance:
https://www.statefarm.com/about-us/community/education-programs/grants-scholarships/company-grants
 
Walmart:
http://foundation.walmart.com/apply-for-grants/
 
Lowes:
http://www.toolboxforeducation.com/
 
Kaiser Permanente:
http://thrivingschools.kaiserpermanente.org/

 

 

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