Guest post by Food Bank Grants Coordinator Don McCall – Farm 2 Kids provides 3-5 pounds of nutritious produce every week to low-income children in after school programs. The program not only received a very generous $25,000 grant from Kaiser Permanente Napa-Solano this year, but the program was also honored with a second runner-up award in their First Annual Officer Jim Capoot Community Project of the Year Award.
The Kaiser Permanente Community Benefit Department for the Napa-Solano area has been providing support in the form of grants for the Solano County distributions of our Farm 2 Kids Program since 2008. This year we received an additional honor for the program along with an additional $500. The Officer Jim Capoot Community Project of the Year Award is named in honor of the slain Vallejo police officer who lost his life last November in the line of duty. The award acknowledges organizations making an impact in the community and helping change the lives of underserved populations. The award was won by On the Move, a nonprofit agency working with the underserved in Napa.
The Leaven, a Fairfield agency that tutors children and is one of the Food Bank’s partner agencies received the first runner-up award. The winners were selected from the 38 area nonprofit organizations who had already won big by receiving generous grants for their programs from Kaiser Napa-Solano.