PAC has an opportunity to apply for a grant for a salad bar through the 

2020 Farm to School Cafeteria Canada program. The program is focused on the 

Farm to School Approach and is designed to see more students and school 

communities engaged in growing, purchasing, harvesting, cooking, serving, 

learning about, and eating healthy, local and sustainable foods at school. 

If successful, we could receive a grant up to $10,000 over two years to set 

up a salad bar service. Establishing a salad bar meal service requires a 

group of dedicated parent volunteers. To learn more about what this program 

will entail, please view the video of one of the successful programs run by 

a local school in the Comox Valley: 

If you are interested in volunteering, please send an email to If there are enough volunteers to establish a 

regular salad bar meal service program, a sub-committee can be established 

to work out the details and we can move forward with an application. There 

is an upcoming grant webinar for those interested in learning more: 

Instructional grant webinars coming in January – to complement the Grant 

Guidelines, Farm to School Canada will be hosting two instructional 

webinars, including live Q&A for your grant application questions. Mark 

your calendars: • Tuesday, January 28, 3-4 pm EST (ENGLISH) – click to 

register • Thursday, January 30, 3-4 pm EST (FRENCH) – click to register  

(Recordings will be made available for those who are unable to attend) NEW! 

Farm to School Salad Bar webpage now available - Farm to School Salad Bars 

are core to the Farm to School Canada Grants. This new page is designed to 

offer an overview of Farm to School Salad Bar lunch service including best 

practices, tips to get started and links to resources. Access the page here.