You can submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) for projects that will help reduce food waste by redirecting healthy food to Basin residents facing significant barriers to nutrition, especially children and youth.
Food Recovery EOIs should fit at least one of the following four categories:
- Increasing donations of perishable and nonperishable foods from local grocers and other sources (e.g., gleaned garden, orchard or traditionally gathered foods), and redistributing edible foods to individuals, families and community agencies, and inedible food for animal feed or compost;
- Integrating improved technology to create efficiencies in, or expand upon, existing food recovery programs;
- Upgrading infrastructure to improve operations of existing food recovery facilities, including transport, storage, handling, value-added processing, etc.; and
- Sharing and building knowledge in Basin communities about food preparation, growing, preservation and storage for children, youth and their families.
Submissions that include the following operating principles may be prioritized for funding*:
- Incorporate perspectives of people with lived experience;
- Increase children and youth’s access to healthy food and nutrition;
- Incorporate Indigenous perspectives and culturally relevant approaches; and
- Document lessons learned and share results with key stakeholders from across the Basin to catalyze similar projects.
*Review the Application Guide for the complete list of operating principles.
This application has now closed. Applicants will be notified of funding decisions by the end of February 2019.
If you have questions, call us at 1.800.505.8998 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.