Congrats to Ontario’s 2020 Farm to School Canada Grantees!

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Author: Josie Di Felice

Posted: September 22, 2020

Categories: Good Food Ideas for Kids / GoodFoodBites / News from Sustain Ontario / Schools

Farm to Cafeteria Canada (F2CC) has announced 34 new Farm to School Canada Grant recipients from 9 provinces and 1 territory. The 2020 grants will enable an estimated 12,000 more students to grow, cook, and eat healthy and local food at school!

As a provincial partner of the grants program, Sustain Ontario is excited to help support the grantees at 8 schools in Ontario, including:

  • Wiikwemkoong High School – Wikwemikong, ON
  • Shawanosowe School First Nation – Birch Island, ON
  • Heritage Public School – Navan, ON
  • Kitchener-Waterloo Collegiate and Vocational School – Kitchener, ON
  • St. Joseph’s Catholic School – Port Elgin, ON
  • Palmerston Avenue Public School – Toronto, ON
  • École Secondaire Cité-Supérieure – Marathon, ON

The grants will support these schools in bringing more of the local harvest into their cafeterias and classrooms, where it will be featured in a salad bar meal service using the Farm to School Approach.

F2CC first developed the Farm to School Canada Grants program with the Whole Kids Foundation in 2016, and since then, 48,860 students from 137 schools have received a collective $1,215,000 in funding support! The program provides schools with funding and training resources to not only implement a locally- and sustainably-sourced lunch service, but to also give students the opportunity to experience hands-on food and nutrition education.

To hear firsthand about the inspiring ripple effects these grants can have on students and communities, click through some of the past impact stories below from the 2018 and 2016 grant recipients:



For updates and impact stories from the 2020 grantees as they emerge, be sure to visit Farm to Cafeteria Canada’s website here. Farm to School Month is also coming up in October, and F2CC will be celebrating by sharing more inspiring stories and resources on their website!