March 2019 Community Grant Recipient: Slocan Valley Youth Network

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March 2019 Community Grant:
Slocan Valley Youth Network

“The purpose of the [Community Cooking Program for Youth] is to teach 12 youth between the ages of 12 – 18 that live from Slocan to Crescent Valley how to cook a proper nutritional meal from start to finish. We will teach them skills on how to properly grocery shop and budget, what kid of kitchen equipment they need in order to cook meals and then go over simple ingredients to keep on hand to cook fast dinners as well as no recipe meals.” Teaching youth about cooking, budgeting, nutrition, local and seasonal eating allows the opportunity to take these skills into their future and help them live healthy lifestyles as they grow into adults. Our $430  grant donation will help cover the cost of the food used for the program.

“Huge Thank you to Kootenay Coop for their generous donation to the Slocan Valley Youth Cooking Program, we greatly appreciate your support



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The Kootenay Co-op Community Grants Program offers up to $500 for community projects or initiatives that help us towards our Vision: We envision thriving communities with resilient food systems, where all people have access to affordable food that is healthy for our bodies, our communities, and the Earth.  These grants are funded by our generous members through the tip jars at the café checkout!

Eligibility:
Community Grants are available to local organizations for community projects, programs or initiatives.  Successful applications will include specifics about the project and its impact on our local community, alignment with our Vision, the ability of organizer(s) to complete the project, and how our Co-op’s contribution fits within the overall budget. Organizations and programs can receive a maximum of one Kootenay Co‑op Community Grant per 12-month period. Organizations must acknowledge the Kootenay Co‑op’s contribution in their project materials.

Application Process:
1. Complete Community Grant Application. If you need more space to explain your project, additional materials are welcome.
2. Submit the completed application to Customer Service or electronically at community@kootenay.coop.
3. A committee of Kootenay Co-op staff, Board and members will review applications and make grant awards on a quarterly basis.

Applications Due: December 1st, March 1st, June 1st, September 1st