County offers grants for charitable meal preparation

The Santa Clara County Consumer and Environmental Protection Agency charitable feeding pilot program is accepting grant applications through March 18. The grants are designed to alleviate some of the costs for using permitted commercial kitchens for nonprofit organizations that prepare meals. 

Grants will be awarded for up to $1,000 to organizations to pay for costs associated with renting a permitted commercial kitchen in Santa Clara County for preparing charitable meals.

Many organizations that prepare charitable meals do not own or have access to permitted commercial kitchens, which can result in operating out of compliance with state law, significantly limiting the type of food they are able to serve.

The goal of the pilot program is to improve the quality, quantity and availability of food to residents who may not have the resources to feed themselves.

For applications and more information, visit

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