Our Big Earth in Comox Valley lands $5,000 grant from Hellmann’s

Hellmann’s is once again helping Canadian families eat real and cooking classes for kids — and the Comox Valley is one of the beneficiaries.

Hellmann’s is once again helping Canadian families eat real though community initiatives such as a mobile greenhouse and cooking classes for kids — and the Comox Valley is one of the beneficiaries.

Hellmann’s has announced the recipients of the 2011 Real Food Grant Program — $110,000 in funding for local projects that share Hellmann’s vision of helping Canadian families learn about and experience real food.

Twenty-four recipients from Newfoundland to British Columbia were awarded Real Food Grants ranging from $1,000 to $25,000.

These deserving initiatives include school lunch programs, real food festivals and even the provision of new kitchen appliances to a school committed to changing its cafeteria menu so it can provide students with real food every day.

The 2011 Real Food Grant Recipients included $5,000 to Our Big Earth in Comox.

“This year, we received over 400 applications, which shows both the need and desire for initiatives that connect Canadians with real food,” said Stephanie Cox, senior brand manager for Hellmann’s in Canada.

“This year’s recipients are passionate about introducing real food to their communities, and this passion is what inspires Hellmann’s to empower Canadians with the support they need to bring their real food aspirations to life.”

The 2011 Real Food Grant recipients are helping Canadian families eat real at a grassroots level.

Hellmann’s has been championing the Real Food Movement in Canada since 2007, from temporarily converting city parking lots to urban gardens and informing Canadians about the importance of eating local to simplifying the ingredients in Hellmann’s products.

Visit Facebook.com/HellmannsCanada to hear more about this year’s grant recipients or share your thoughts with the real food community.

— Hellmann’s

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