Grants for Child Nutrition Programs

Contact: Marcella Miller

Child Hunger Prevention Manager

Email, (503) 595-5501, ext. 307

Summer and Afterschool Meal Program Start-Up and Expansion Grants

Oregon Department of Education Child Nutrition Programs (ODE CNP)

For several years, the Oregon State Legislature has designated state funds for the expansion of summer and at-risk child nutrition programs. Non-competitive grans of up to $20,000 are available throughout the 2015-17 biennium for current and new sponsors of the Summer Food Service Program, At-Risk Afterschool Meal Program, and Seamless Summer Option.  

The 2015-2017 grant rounds will occur quarterly until all funds have been expended.

·       Round 1: open December 2nd- December 30th, 2015

·       Round 2: open March 9 – March 30th, 2016

More information about grant eligibility and application processes can be found on the Department of Education website, or by contacting ODE CNP Specialist Cathy Brock at

Summer Meals Support Fund

Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon

Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon offers grants for new or expanding Summer Food Service Programs (SFSP) in Oregon. Since 2009, we have distributed over $570,000 to over 115 schools and nonprofits across the state, serving 31 counties.

The 2016 Summer Meals Support Fund Grant cycle will open in March of 2016. Grants will be available in the amounts of $2,500 and $5,000. 

To contribute to the Summer Meals Support Fund, please contact Development Director Jackleen de la Harpe at Learn more about how you can support summer meal programs and our outreach work.