Share Our Strength to Offer Great American Bake Sale Grants
Posted by on May 4, 2009
Share Our Strength to Offer Great American Bake Sale Grants to Help Fight Childhood Hunger
Share Our Strength’s Great American Bake Sale grants program seeks to help ensure that low-income children receive nutritious food during critical times when they are out of school and particularly vulnerable to hunger. The Great American Bake Sale is a national campaign in which volunteers hold bake sales to help end childhood hunger.
The Great American Bake Sale grants program will support efforts to increase participation among low-income children in summer and after-school meal programs. Share Our Strength is specifically interested in increasing participation in meal programs that utilize USDA reimbursement through the Summer Food Service Program, National School Lunch Program, or Child and Adult Care Food Program.
Two types of grants will be offered. Grants for Program Sponsors will be awarded to organizations that directly sponsor USDA-reimbursed after-school and/or summer meal programs for children. Grants will specifically support efforts to increase participation in the organization’s USDA summer and after-school meal programs. Grants for Advocacy will be awarded to organizations that work to increase participation in USDA-reimbursed after-school and summer meal programs through outreach and advocacy. Organizations engage in advocacy when they work with schools, community organizations, local businesses, and with a range of government officials to increase participation in summer and after-school meal programs. Both types of grants will range from $1,000 to $10,000 each.
Grants will only be provided to nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations, schools with a valid NCES code, or local government entities that work to ensure children have access to after-school and summer meal programs.
Grant applications will be accepted from June 1, 2009 to September 30, 2009. Visit the Great American Bake Sale Web site for complete grant guidelines.
Link to Complete RFP: http://gabs.strength.org/site/PageServer?pagename=GABS_grants
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