There is no single solution to hunger. No one-size-fits-all approach. Often, no one is better positioned to understand and address a community's unique needs than the people who live there.
That is why Project Bread partners with community leaders and invests in established and innovative work that is addressing food-insecurity and hunger at the community level. From programs that provide residents with immediate access to nutritious food, to initiatives that offer long-lasting solutions to ending food-insecurity, Project Bread is invested in supporting Massachusetts' statewide effort to end hunger.
Project Bread has three grant opportunities available for schools and districts across Massachusetts for the 2018-2019 school year that aim to increase participation in school breakfast and improve the quality of breakfast items served. Schools are eligible to apply for one of these opportunities; districts may apply for more than one. If you need assistance determining which best suits your school or have questions regarding any of the grants, feel free to contact the CNOP team at CNOP@projectbread.org.
How to Apply
To apply for any of Project Bread's 2018-2019 School Breakfast Grants:
Moving breakfast outside of the cafeteria can sometimes decrease the quality of food served to students. This grant is aimed at schools looking to serve healthier breakfast options that are lower in sugar and salt, higher in fiber, and are fresh over processed. In addition to incentivizing schools to serve healthier breakfast items, support will be available from Project Bread’s Chefs in Schools program through training workshops and menu assistance.
Offering free meals to all students through the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) or Provision 2 has the opportunity to increase participation and reduce stigma attached to school meal programs. The purpose of this grant is to incentivize schools and/or districts to adopt either CEP or Provision 2, enabling them to offer school breakfast free-of-charge to all students. This grant is aimed at schools or districts that are eligible or near eligible for CEP or are interested in enrolling in Provision 2. CNOP can help you determine your eligibility for CEP.
The purpose of this funding opportunity is to celebrate success in schools or districts that have implemented an alternative breakfast model and have seen participation rise by at least 35% and be maintained over three consecutive months. The granted funds must support the school nutrition department but can be used in a variety of creative ways. Technical assistance form the CNOP team is available to promote your successful breakfast program. To determine your eligibility for this grant, we have provided an Excel document to help calculate your participation increase.
Eligibility: Before filling out the application, please check first that your school or district is eligible for this funding by using our eligibility calculator.
For more information on Project Bread's Child Nutrition Outreach Program grant opportunities, please contact CNOP at CNOP@projectbread.org or at 617-239-5000.
You play an important role in our work. Funds for our Community Grant Program are largely made possibly by people like you—caring residents who take part in our annual community fundraiser, the Walk for Hunger (May 5, 2019), and dedicated corporate partners committed to ending hunger in Massachusetts. Until hunger ends, join us.