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Green Apple School Program

Grants to Ontario Schools in Eligible Areas for Programs
to Promote Healthy Eating and Food Preparation

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Foundation / Corporation

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Grants of $1,000 to Ontario elementary and high schools in eligible areas for programs that promote healthy eating habits and consumption of fruits and vegetables. Funding is intended to support ongoing educational projects at home, school, and in local communities throughout the Province. Eligible activities include the preparation of healthy recipe cookbooks, school gardens, cooking workshops, meal planning and food shopping workshops, and classroom visits by nutrition professionals.

Project Ideas:

  •  Prepare healthy lunches for students
  •  Get ‘Kids in the Kitchen’ by facilitating a cooking session for students to teach important tips on healthy alternatives.
  • Hire a nutritionist to come in and speak to the students on the importance of healthy eating, meal planning advice, tips and recipes etc
  •  Publish a healthy recipe cookbook
  • Design a healthy menu for the school cafeteria
  • Organize a healthy recipe contest
  • Create a posting campaign in the school on the benefits of healthy eating
  • Organize a full day of activities oriented towards healthy eating

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 139034

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Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants worth $1,000 each will be awarded to selected applicants.

Term of Contract:

Projects must be completed by June 19, 2020.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To qualify, schools must be registered Ontario elementary or high school, public or private. Daycares and adult education courses are not permitted.

As part of its corporate responsibility approach, METRO is committed to making a positive contribution to the communities in which it operates and sources its merchandise. To ensure that METRO invests in these specific communities, grants will be awarded to schools located within a radius of 30 km of a Metro or Food Basics store.

Individuals must have approval from school principal to set-up the project and administer the funds.

Pre-Application Information:

Applicants must submit their application by December 31, 2019. Applications must be received by the deadline date. Projects will be analyzed on a first-come, first-serve basis and grants will be allocated if all the conditions are met.

Applications must be submitted online.

Any one school can receive a maximum of two grants during the school year for two different projects.

If a grant is awarded, a cheque payable to the school will be sent directly to the Principal (please ensure that they are aware they will be receiving it). Please allow 6-8 weeks for the cheque to be processed.

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Grant Coverage Areas:

Grants will be awarded to schools located within a radius of 30 km of a Metro or Food Basics store.

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Geographic Focus:

Canada: Ontario