Funding opportunities for food and nutrition programs in Oregon. Check back for updates!

Summer and Afterschool Meals: 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 after school child nutrition programs. During the 2021-2023 biennium the Oregon Department of Education has approximately $518,000 available for At-Risk Afterschool, Seamless Summer Option and Summer Meal Programs Start-Up and Expansion grants. These funds are pass-through funds provided by the State of Oregon and administered by the Oregon Department of Education Child Nutrition Programs (ODE CNP).

Grant applications dates and materials can be found on the Department of Education website or by contacting Jeanie Stuntzner at [email protected]

Oregon School Wellness Awards

Oregon Department of Education

Each year ODE selects 3 winners of the School Wellness Award. These schools are exemplary for their outstanding implementation of school district wellness policy. As sponsor of the awards, Oregon Dairy and Nutrition Council provides $2,500 and a recognition banner for each winner.

The banners, a signed certificate and the cash award are presented at special assemblies held at winning schools. Visit the website link for details.

School Grants for Healthy Kids

Action for Healthy Kids

School Breakfast Grants: Awards from $500 – $3,000 are available to schools to support increased breakfast participation.

Game On Grants: Up to $1,000 available for schools for physical activity and nutrition initiatives that support schools in becoming nationally recognized as health-promoting.

More information about grant eligibility and application processes can be found on the Action for Healthy Kids website.

Fuel up to Play 60

Oregon Dairy and Nutrition Council

Learn more about Fuel up to Play 60 funding opportunities here.

Contact Oregon Dairy and Nutrition Council for information about customized district applications which can be created for two or more schools in a district. Contact Crista Hawkins at [email protected] with questions and interest.

New Books and Resources for Summer Meal Sites

Share Our Strength and First Book

Get brand new books into your program, just in time for summer learning! Thanks to support from C&S Wholesale Grocers, you can access $100 of free books from the First Book Marketplace! To choose your free books, all you have to do is sign up. Follow these steps to bring great books to your Summer Meals site.

  1.  Sign up! Anyone serving kids from low-income families through a school, summer meal site, or other community organization is eligible to join.
  2.  Visit the First Book Marketplace and check out the wide variety of resources available.

Community Grants Program

United Fresh Start Foundation is now The Foundation for Fresh Produce.

Grants do not appear to be offered at this time. Check their website for updates.

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