Food Recovery Grants Program

Ramsey/Washington Recycling & Energy

Relevent Country: United States of America

The Ramsey/Washington Recycling & Energy (R&E) is seeking applications for its Food Recovery Grants Program to support programs that recover surplus, edible food from businesses, organizations and/or farmer’s markets for distribution to people in need.

Funding Information

  • Grant awards are up to a maximum of $20,000.
  • All grant recipients are required to enter into a grant agreement with R&E for 18 months. Projects may be completed earlier, though quarterly reports will need to be submitted for the duration of the 18-month period.

Eligible Expenses

Eligible expenses include:

  • Materials needed for food recovery activities, including collection materials (buckets, boxes, reusable bags, etc.), materials to assist with food mobility (carts, pallets, etc.)
  • Storage costs, including rental and/or equipment purchase for storage
  • Transportation costs*, including vehicle rental if necessary
  • Infrastructure and equipment for use in food recovery and donation efforts, including refrigeration and shelving
  • Limited staffing costs related to food recovery/gleaning work
  • Funding for staff training (hourly wage for each employee for one hour of training)
  • Eligibility Criteria
  • Grants are open to businesses (food donors, including food producers, distributors, grocers, and cafeterias), non-profit organizations, and college food shelves. Individuals, government organizations, and restaurants are not eligible for participation. All applicants must be able to provide a W-9 for reimbursement of expenses.