The Farm to School Coalition of NC (F2SCNC) wants to honor the tireless dedication of both School Nutrition staff and Educators to meet the nutritional and educational needs of children during COVID-19 related school closures and acknowledge the financial, logistical, and equity challenges this pandemic has created or magnified. To support schools and School Nutrition Programs in building farm to school capacity, F2SCNC will offer up to 21 Local Education Agencies (LEAs) $4,000 in funding to support urgent need and long term capacity building for

  • local food purchasing for school meals or student connection to local food/farmers, and/or

  • local foods educational programming (gardens, cooking, other education efforts) in ways that increase the skills, knowledge, and connection to local foods for children and their families

This funding is open to North Carolina K-12 Local Education Agencies (LEAs), public school districts and charter schools, who participate in School Nutrition/Summer Nutrition Programs.

Read more about eligibility, selection criteria, the application process and timeline here.