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Foodservice Strategies

Food Service

Idaho Dairy Council supports school nutrition programs with Foodservice Strategy grants designed to promote school meal programs, increase participation in school breakfast and lunch, and improve accessibility and consumption of nutrient rich dairy offerings.  Foodservice Strategy grants are generously funded by Idaho’s dairy farm families.  Through the grant program, school foodservice directors can apply to receive various pieces of equipment such as milk coolers, blenders, carts, kiosks, refrigeration units and insulated milk crate bags for their school and/or district.

Limited Opportunity: USDA/FUTP 60 – School Nutrition equipment grants up to $5,000 ( Click for details) 

Foodservice Strategies Grant Eligibility and Guidelines
**Apply Here – Foodservice Strategies Grant Application

2016-17 School Year Monthly Grant Calendar

Grant Applications are due by 5pm on the 15th of the month featuring the selected equipment.
**Required application

Month Grant Details Products
Breakfast Transpo Cart
-Powdercoated metal frame
direct print graphic on 6 mm PVC
substrate, hinged doors on from,
metal push/pull handle
-Est. Value: $1,530
-Limit of 5 total granted


Commercial Blender 
& optional Additional Pitcher
-64 oz., BPA-free co-polyester jar/lid and
center cap; 3.5 peak High-Power motor
with 30-second countdown timer
-Est. Value: $500 plus $125 for additional pitcher
-Limit of 10 total granted
 Commercial Blender
Breakfast Coolers
-16″long x 16″wide x 6″high;
holds 16 yogurt parfaits/36 milks
-Travel cart optional
-Estimated value $100 per bag,
$36 per cart
-Limit 50 total granted
Multipurpose Cart
-74″long x 30″wide x 36″high; 2 separate insulated
wells (2 pan and 2 pan); welded push handle, fold
down shelf for POS, heavy-duty casters for easy
transport, sign post, station sign, menu board
-Est. Value: $6,200
-Limit 3 total granted
 Multi-Purpose Cart
Cambro Salad Bar
-VBR 6 ft, standard height casters
-Est. Value: $1,500
-Limit 5 total granted
Cheese Shredder/Slicer Attachment
-Est. Value: $900
-Limit 6 total granted

Immersion Blender
& optional Whip Attachment
-Est. Value: $700
-Limit 10 total granted
June Milk Cooler
-8, 12 or 16 crate single or double-sided
-Est. Value: $2,700 – $4,300
-Limit of 12 total granted
 Milk Cooler