The Taco Time Northwest grant funding will allow us to significantly expand our work connecting kids with healthy food in schools. We believe this is a critical strategy since even kids who may not be getting healthy eating messages at home are able to learn healthful food attitudes and behaviors at school.
The Taco Time Northwest Foundation funding will allow the expansion of our Healthy Lifestyles Program, particularly for our elementary school-aged youth. We are looking forward to the opportunity to deepen our engagement with our Club members with relevant and inspiring programming that encourages our youth to develop the healthy lifestyle habits now that will carry them into adulthood.
Funding from the Taco Time Northwest Foundation will help us reach more than 1,500 families in Pierce County with our Double your Dollars Taco Time Green Coin matching program. Matching funds will allow local families to increase their access to and knowledge of seasonal fresh fruits and vegetables. In addition, we are able to support the local farms and families that are growing our food.
The goal of our organization is to feed families in need and teach communities about sustainably growing food and healthy eating. Funding from the Taco Time Northwest Foundation grant will help with salaries for additional urban farmers to provide labor, oversight, and leadership; and organize the efforts of their volunteers and community partners at school and community gardens.
The Taco Time Northwest Foundation grant will help us continue to maintain and expand our Children’s Feeding Programs, helping us provide healthy and nutritious food to children and their families who struggle to put food on the table every day.
The grant from the Taco Time Northwest Foundation is supporting a collaborative effort between the Ballard Food Bank, Hunger Intervention Program, Queen Anne Helpline and West Seattle Food Bank to serve more students nutritious meals through their weekend backpack programs during the school year.