Our story began when Chef Ann had a vision to create an organization that helps schools take action so that every child has daily access to fresh, healthy food. Today, the Chef Ann Foundation (CAF) carries out that vision by actively supporting school districts nationwide through grant programs and by providing tried and tested tools for school food change.
Our major programs include:
The Lunch Box: An online resource that provides free step-by-step guides, tools, and recipes to help schools improve their food programs.
Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools (LMSB2S): A grant program that helps schools expand their commitment to serving fresh fruits and vegetables by implementing salad bars as part of their daily meal programs.
Healthy Breakfast for Kids (HB4K): A grant program that supports universal, after-the-bell breakfast in schools in order to reduce the severe negative impact of hunger on school kids across our country.
Project Produce: CAF has teamed up with Skoop, a superfoods company, for this grant program, which help schools increase kids’ access to fresh fruits and veggies and nutrition education.
Parent Advocacy Initiative (PAI): A program funded by the Whole Kids Foundation that provides parents with tools and resources to lead grassroots advocacy efforts in their school districts.