Fall 2024 Food Service Grant


High school teachers in Illinois may apply for the Illinois Pork Producers Association (IPPA) Food Service Grant to receive funding for the purchase of PORK to be used in culinary, food service and consumer education classes. Limited to one grant, per school, per calendar year.


Grants are available to Illinois high school culinary, food service and consumer education classes for the purpose of educating students about pork production and cooking with pork the protein. In addition, the pork purchased with this grant will be used in recipe(s) of the teacher’s choice and prepared by students.


Grants will REIMBURSE up to $250.00 used ONLY for the purchase of PORK. Receipts showing the purchase of pork must be included with the final report to secure reimbursement. APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY EOD August 30, 2024.


Applications will be reviewed & winners will be notified by September 16, 2024. Funds are awarded on a reimbursement basis to the school - post cooking class and final report. Activities and final report form (see page 3) must be completed prior to December 10, 2024.

For more information contact Clare Thorpe at clare@ilpork.com


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