The Food Recovery Grant supports programs that recover surplus, edible food from businesses, organizations and/or farmer’s markets for distribution to people in need. Recovery Grants are open to businesses (food donors, including food producers, distributors, grocers and cafeterias), nonprofit organizations and college food shelves in Ramsey and Washington counties.
Grant awards are up to $20,000.
2024 application submission deadline is 4:00 pm on July 19. Applicants will receive award notification approximately 8 weeks later.
Applicants must meet the following criteria:
Use of Funds
Food Recovery & Donation
Education & Engagement
We are now accepting applications. The next deadline for submission is 4:00 p.m. on January 19, 2024.
Applicants must work with a BizRecycling Recycling Expert to submit a grant application. The Recycling Expert will conduct an initial site visit of your location. At the site visit, the Recycling Expert will provide recommendations for food recovery and waste management improvements and discuss your project plan. They will help assemble needed documentation and price quotes for the grant application. Applications who have not had a site assessment will not be reviewed.
To set up your site assessment email email@example.com or call 651-266-1199.
Other grant opportunities to reduce food waste are sometimes available through Ramsey/Washington Recycling & Energy. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Learn more about Food Recovery Grants at an Online Info Session on May 15 at 12:00 p.m.
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