CELEBRATING NOURISHING POTENTIAL
The 15 most recent Nourishing Potential grant recipients were honoured during the Manitoba Food Security Network Gathering held June 17.
The half-day Gathering featured “appetizer” sized presentations about a variety of food security initiatives happening in our city. On the Move Daycare and Broadway Neighbourhood Centre – past Nourishing Potential grant recipient organizations – made presentations about their programming. The Nourishing Potential
grantees were celebrated over the lunch, which was catered by Knox United Church’s brand-new community enterprise kitchen. The Winnipeg Foundation partnered with Food Matters Manitoba to present the event.
NOURISHING POTENTIAL GRANTS SNAPSHOT
Here’s a look at three of the 15 organizations receiving a May 2013 Nourishing Potential grant. Community Education Development Association | $7,250
Through the Pathways to Educations program, CEDA serves an after- school snack and hot dinner to a minimum of 80 students five days a week. Milk is served on a daily basis – and it’s often the only milk these kids will access in a day.
Ma Mawi-Wi-Chi-Itata Centre | $7,949
HOW NOURISHING POTENTIAL GRANTING WORKS
Grants are available to support
healthy food, cooking skills and nutrition education at after-school, drop-in and summer programs. Non-profits can qualify for up to $10,000: $6,000 for food, $3,000 for equipment and $1,000 for training. Nourishing Potential’s advisory
committee reviews applications and recommends grant amounts. Online applications are accepted
twice per year. Visit wpgfdn.org
for more details.
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Ma Mawi’s Positive Athletic Cultural Experiences program teaches participants how to make healthier choices and begin a lifelong journey of learning, part of which involves learning how to prepare healthy foods. Approximately 300 children receive support five nights a week.
Turtle Island Neighbourhood Centre (City of Winnipeg) | $9,500
More than 100 children and youth attend programming multiple nights per week at Turtle Island Neighbourhood Centre in Lord Selkirk Park. Turtle Island will expand its after-school snack program, supplement donated food and develop nutrition and cooking classes.
The complete list of May 2013 Nourishing Potential grantees and their program descriptions continues on the next page.
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