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Grants to fuel learning

Grants are available for schools and local non-profits to deliver nutritious meals, snacks and food-based education programs.

Meal Program Support

Food-based Education Programs

School Nutrition Grant

Grants for Schools

Hunger can limit a child’s ability to succeed, so our aim is to remove food as a barrier to learning by increasing food access and food knowledge for Canadian children.

President's Choice Children’s Charity school grants provide funding to publicly funded schools to deliver nutritious food and food-based education programs across Canada, fueling learning and empowering children and youth to make healthier choices.

The 2019-20 application period is now closed. Please visit us in the spring of 2020 for information about the 2020-21 School Nutrition Grant.

School Nutrition Grant

This grant may be used to cover the costs associated with the purchase of food and consumable supplies for daily school meal programs. This grant is intended to supplement the funding of existing programs, allowing for higher quality, more sustainable programing. Grants are not intended to cover the cost of equipment, staff, or travel.

Eligibility Criteria

In order to receive a School Nutrition Grant, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a publicly funded school for children and/or youth between junior kindergarten and the last year of high school.

  • Operate a meal program in the school at least four days per week; 30 weeks per year.

  • Meals must include at least 1 serving of each the 3 food groups, based on the new version of Canada’s Food Guide and/or Canada’s Food Guide for First Nations, Inuit and Métis and adhere to all school, district/division board and/or provincial nutrition policy (where applicable).

  • Deliver a universally available, non-stigmatizing program to all students regardless of ability to pay.

  • Have diverse funding sources with government, community and family support to maximize program stability.

This grant may be used to cover the costs associated with the purchase of food and consumable supplies for daily school meal programs. This grant is intended to supplement the funding of existing programs, allowing for higher quality, more sustainable programing. Grants are not intended to cover the cost of equipment, staff, or travel.

Eligibility Criteria

In order to receive a School Nutrition Grant, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a publicly funded school for children and/or youth between junior kindergarten and the last year of high school.

  • Operate a meal program in the school at least four days per week; 30 weeks per year.

  • Meals must include at least 1 serving of each the 3 food groups, based on the new version of Canada’s Food Guide and/or Canada’s Food Guide for First Nations, Inuit and Métis and adhere to all school, district/division board and/or provincial nutrition policy (where applicable).

  • Deliver a universally available, non-stigmatizing program to all students regardless of ability to pay.

  • Have diverse funding sources with government, community and family support to maximize program stability.

Application Closed

The application period for the 2021-22 School Nutrition Grant runs from April 1 to May 14.