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BSBSNC Foundation Healthy Eating Equipment Grants

BlueCross Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation announced its  Healthy Eating Equipment grant application will open Monday, Feb. 10. All applications are due by 5 pm, Monday, March 24.

In partnership with the North Carolina Recreation and Park Association (NCRPA), and to help advance the NCRPA Wellness Initiative the BCBSNC Foundation is focusing the 2014 Healthy Eating Equipment Grants on local government parks and recreation agencies statewide.

They are seeking to invest in projects that result in increased access to healthy, local food. Their investments will be prioritized by the strongest correlation between equipment purchased and subsequent increase in access to healthy local food, with the most competitive proposals being those that demonstrate a significant increase in access at least three times per week over the course of the project for the target population.

Examples of equipment that may be purchased as a part of a Healthy Eating Equipment Grant include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Commercial refrigerators, freezers or dishwashers
  • Kitchen equipment (pots, pans, slicers, sectionizers, non-disposable tableware and utensils, etc.)
  • Materials and supplies for a garden, cooking demonstrations, etc.
  • Food transport (vans, trucks, etc.) –

Additional information is available from BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina Foundation’s website.

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