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The Portage Health Foundation Hosting Community Meetings on its Food and Nutrition Requests for Proposals

HANCOCK, Mich., Nov. 9, 2016 – The Portage Health Foundation (PHF) will be hosting three community-wide RFP meetings on November 10, 2016 for individuals interested in applying for grants focused on food and nutrition.

The meetings are as follows:
• 10:00-11:00 a.m. at the Siskiwit Recreation Hall and Conference Center – 26070 Pine Street, Calumet, MI
• 5:00-6:00 p.m. at Baraga County Memorial Hospital – Conference Room 18341 US-41, L’Anse, MI
• 7:00-8:00 p.m. at Ontonagon Area Schools – Cafeteria – 701 Parker Avenue, Ontonagon, MI

At these meetings, PHF staff will share specific information regarding each RFP, what they are seeking from these grant proposals, and how PHF and the community can collaborate to address the region’s food insecurities.

PHF recently released three RFPs focused on inclusive educational and experiential programming that support healthy eating, nutritional education, physical activity, and inclusive communal meals for all ages. In each of these RFPs, emphasis on improving overall community health and food awareness, inclusion, reduction of stigma, and access to healthy foods is primary. PHF believes that as a community working together, we can find meaningful and impactful solutions to address health issues associated with the absence of a healthy diet.

RFP #1: Children’s Health – Educational & Experiential Activities Designed to Support Healthy Eating and Physical Activity in Children (ages 0-12)
RFP #2: Community Health – Educational & Experiential Activities Designed to Support Healthy Eating and Physical Activity across the Generations (all ages)
RFP #3: Together at the Table – Community Meals Focused on Nutrition, Food Awareness, Inclusion, and Socialization (all ages)

Please attend one of these informational meetings on November 10 or visit PHF’s website (www.phfgive.org) and download an RFP application, which contains specific information and criteria for each RFP.

About PHF
The Portage Health Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that receives and contributes charitable donations in order to support the health needs of the community through enhanced philanthropy and community collaboration in Baraga, Houghton, Keweenaw, and Ontonagon counties.

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