Emergency Feeding Grants

School Nutrition Professionals are our heroes! In March 2020 when schools closed across the country, SNF immediately created “Help Feed School Kids Now!” Through this national GoFundMe campaign, more than 200 grants have already been awarded to school nutrition operators during the COVID-19 crisis.

SN operators need their own unique assistance in feeding the millions of children attending school - whether attendance is in-person, virtual or a combination of both. Because their needs are different, these grants allow school districts to purchase exactly what will help their programs the most - food and packaging for grab and go meals, mobile carts and kiosks for curbside service, supplies, personal protection equipment and many other items that the districts need.

SNF established the GoFundMe campaign Help Feed School Kids Now! to reach across the country and be shared beyond the school nutrition population. We have already seen the incredible work these heroes have done. With no immediate solution to the pandemic insight, it’s imperative that we help school nutrition operators feed as many children as possible.

By sharing the GoFundMe link and donating to our cause, you’ll be helping school districts that lack critical funds to purchase necessary equipment and supplies or cover transportation costs, temporary staffing and other expenses associated with feeding school children during a pandemic.

If you would like to donate, please follow this link: https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-feed-school-kids-now If you are unable to donate at this time, please share the link with your family, friends and colleagues.

Congratulations to the following Help Feed School Kids Now! Grant Recipients:

Interested in applying?

On the application, you will be asked to supply SNF with basic information about yourself, your school district, and your school district’s top needs. In order to be eligible to apply, you must submit your business’s operating EIN. This application is open to both SNA members and non-members.

Applications will be accepted starting on Monday, November 16 and awarded on a rolling basis based on the volume of funds raised.

(SNF) has received an additional $100,000 from No Kid Hungry to support the Foundation’s COVID-19 emergency feeding grant program. SNF grants are assisting school meal programs that mobilized grab-and-go meal service for students when COVID-19 forced school closures nationwide.

To apply for this new round of funding, please follow the link to the Help Feed School Kids Now COVID-19 Fall 2020 Feeding Grant Application.

What to know before you apply:

What to know before you apply:

  • You may apply for a minimum of $1,500 and a maximum of $5,000 in funding per school district.
  • Each school district may only submit one application.
  • The person completing the application must be one of the following:
    • School Nutrition Manager
    • School Nutrition Director
  • Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The applicant and the school nutrition manager will be notified of the decision.
  • If your application is approved, you will be notified when your check is sent.


  • School must be participating in the NSLP or SFSP/SSP program
  • School must include at least one of the grades K-12.
  • You must supply your School District’s Federal Employer Identification Number.

Other Grant Opportunities

There are other possible grant opportunities for which districts and community partners can seek funding. SNF has
compiled a list
of other grant opportunities that may assist you in your search. Some of these are unique to communities and states and some are on the national level and have been providing grants since schools have been closed. SNF will update this here when it learns of new grant opportunities.

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