Pembina Pipeline Corporation has committed $110,000 for a third year, to the Fresh Food Fund grant program.This grant provides funds for rural food banks to purchase fresh, healthy, and local food items and supports current members of Food Banks Alberta.
To be eligible for this grant, a food bank must operate in a community of less than 100,000 people. All funds must be allocated towards the purchase of these food categories: Dairy, Protein, Fruits and Vegetables.
To ensure funds stay within the local community, food items must be purchased from local suppliers and grocery stores or directly from local farmers. Food banks will be required to submit receipts and a summary report outlining the allocation of funds. Purchases can be fresh or frozen.
Program applications are now closed for 2018, check back in 2019 for more details.