Grant Program:
Quarter Back for Local

Philadelphia’s Quarter Back for Local is a competitive grant opportunity available to early care and education providers located in the Philadelphia area who participate in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) to support purchases of Pennsylvania-grown produce.

Administered by The Food Trust, Philadelphia’s Quarter Back for Local provides ECE sites with $0.25 for each meal that includes Pennsylvania-grown fruits and/or vegetables. 

Funding amount will vary by site. To determine the amount your site is eligible to receive if selected, multiply .25 by the number of meals to be served between October 1, 2023 and June 30, 2024 that will include a Pennsylvania-grown fruit or vegetable. Grantees will provide information and documentation regarding their purchases of Pennsylvania-grown fruits and vegetables and will receive funding from The Food Trust on a monthly basis.


To learn more about purchasing parameters, program structure, and resources available, visit our Frequently Asked Questions. Use this checklist to ensure your early care and education site is eligible for funding:

If you answered yes to all of the above, you are eligible to apply for funding! Please preview the application and then apply here.

Questions? Please email with “Quarter Back for Local” in the subject line.

Learn More

Want to learn more about local procurement and farm to school before applying? Visit the Pennsylvania Farm to School Network’s website.

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