August 2017

Grant Opportunity: Chef Ann Foundation Project Produce

Launched in 2014 by Chef Ann Foundation and superfoods company Healthy Skoop, Project Produce helps schools increase kids’ access to fresh fruits and vegetables and provides nutrition education through fun lunchroom learning activities. The grant program is designed to help create experiential nutrition education when and where students make their food choices: in the cafeteria. The $2,500 one-year grants support food costs to incorporate fruit and vegetable tastings into the school’s nutrition program. The goals of Project Produce are to expand students’ palates and to increase their consumption of fresh produce. There is no deadline. Grants will be determined on an ongoing basis depending on available funding. Read more & apply.

Grant Opportunity: Target Field Trip Grant

Get out of the classroom! Bring your class to a farm and show them where our food comes from. A grant from Target can help you fund your trip. Applications accepted through October 1, 2017.  Read more & apply.

Job Opportunity: Program Coordinator, CISA

Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture (CISA) is a non-profit organization that strengthens farms and engages the community to build the local food economy. Our programs include the Be a Local Hero, Buy Locally Grown® marketing campaign, educational activities for the public, technical assistance trainings and workshops for farmers, and programs to expand market options for farmers and increase access to local food for all communities in the Pioneer Valley.

The Program Coordinator provides support across the organization in implementing the mission of the organization to strengthen local agriculture by building connections between farmers and the community. Responsibilities include: Planning and implementing the Pioneer Valley Grows (PVGrows) Forum, an annual half-day event that provides an opportunity for food system advocates and professionals to network and learn from each other; Supporting CISA’s Local Hero enrollment process and Planning and implementing events related to CISA’s 25th anniversary. Application review begins August 29th. Read more & apply.