Statewide anti-hunger organization, Project Bread, is offering up to $1500 in grant funds to help low-income Massachusetts school districts participate in JSI’s Back To Basics culinary training Workshops to Go series!
JSI’s Back to Basics is a series of 3-hour culinary trainings including Fresh Vegetables & Fruits and Whole Grains (both currently available to schedule), and upcoming Meat & Meat Alternatives and Dairy (both available to schedule starting in January 2013). Links to online resources featured in Back to Basics trainings are available in the JSI Resource Center.
To be eligible, districts must have one school with at least 50% of children eligible for free/reduced meals, or multiple schools with at least 40% of children eligible for free/reduced meals. Project Bread will give priority to districts with self-operated school nutrition programs. In addition to covering the cost for the JSI Back to Basics workshop, grant funds may also be used to purchase food supplies needed for the workshop, subsidize the cost of employees’ time to attend the workshop, and/or purchase small equipment to enable scratch cooking in your school kitchens. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through April 30 2013 – find out more here.