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Shopping Matters

Grants to Culinary Professionals to Teach
Healthy Shopping to Underprivileged Families

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The Culinary Trust

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Grants are available to help volunteers teach healthy shopping to residents of Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, and North Carolina. Funding and a free curriculum is available for culinary professionals to help teach families how to shop for healthy food on a limited budget. The lesson is an interactive, in-store shopping tour lasting 60-90 minutes that teaches low-income families four key food shopping skills: buying fruits and vegetables on a limited budget, identifying whole grains, comparing unit prices, and reading food labels. Each grantee must commit to reach a minimum of 25 distinct participants through a minimum of three Shopping Matters tours.

The grant aims to help organizations or individuals develop or grow the number of Shopping Matters tours in their community; therefore, the grant funds may be tailored to fit the organization and community’s needs or particular barriers to implementation. Grant funds may be used to:
* Supplement additional staff time
* Hire a translator for the tour
* Offer childcare to participants during the tour
* Offer transportation to and from the store
* Print informational and/or recruitment flyers
* Submit a press release
* Advertise the tour in local media
* Provide gas or transportation vouchers to participants
* Provide $10 gift cards to participants
* Purchase any other incentive items (notes pads for shopping lists, etc.)

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 128567

Term of Contract:

July 2, 2012 - November 30, 2012


Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Organizations located in No Kid Hungry or Ally states eligible to receive grants and tax-deductible donations

Pre-Application Information:

Cooking Matters Lead Partners are not eligible for this grant
Previous Shopping Matters grantees may re-apply

Grant winners must:
* Distribute a paper-based post-tour survey to each participant to complete after each tour
* Distribute a paper-based post-tour evaluation to the facilitator to complete after each tour
* Return the completed surveys and evaluation forms to Share Our Strength within one week of completing the tour
* Share tour, dates, and locations with Share Our Strength staff in advance and anticipate a tour observation
* Submit a minimum of five high-resolution photographs of the tours
* Submit an expense reporting form at the end of the grant

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Colorado;   Connecticut;   Florida;   Maine;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   New Hampshire;   North Carolina