2023 Winston SNF Equipment Grant

Applications are open for the 2023 Winston Equipment Grant!

Winston’s CVap® technology has been helping schools improve student nutrition since the 1980s, improving food quality and safety. 

Winston Foodservice is proud to partner with the School Nutrition Foundation to donate up to $100,000 in CVap equipment to a deserving school system.

Although Winston underwrites the grant, we aren’t part of the selection process. Our SNF partners choose from the applicants. It’s an open and unbiased process.

School Nutrition Directors need to apply for the grant before the end of the day, March 31, 2023.

For more details, visit the SNF website

“We love, in particular, the CVap Holding Cabinets because of the way they hold food exactly the way we need it, and we can control our humidity levels.” – Marci Lexa, Henry County Schools, Virginia

Which Equipment Could that Include?

Who Are Our Previous Recipients?

2014 – Red Lake School District – Minnesota

2015 – Henry County School District – Virginia

2016 – Hernando County School District – Florida

2017 – White Bear Lake Area Schools – Minnesota

2018 – Grand haven Area Public Schools – Michigan

2019 – Franklin Special School District – Tennessee

2020 – Beaumont Independent School District – Texas

2021 – Methuen Public Schools – Massachusetts

2022 – Petersburg City Public Schools – Virginia

Giving Back – Equipment Grant Recipients

CVap cabinets are great for school nutrition

I’ve been fortunate enough to work with child nutrition throughout my career. Certainly, it’s an industry filled with warm and caring people. Naturally, I am proud to be a part of this family. Consequently, I’m proud that my company, Winston Industries, underwrites the Winston Equipment Grant.

Every year through a competitive grant process at SNF, Winston gives away ten pieces of CVap equipment. Certainly, that equipment grant brings monumental changes for districts in need! I’ve worked directly with three equipment grant recipients, as well as a district in Mississippi, my home state. Surprisingly, in 2016 lightning struck again and I got my fourth winner, Hernando County Public Schools in Brooksville, Florida.

2016 equipment grant winner

Hernando County

Hernando County has about 25 schools. Food & Nutrition Services Director Lori Drenth, designated nine sites to receive the seven holding cabinets and three retherm ovens she chose. Consequently, this equipment allows her staff to do batch cooking and serve food at its highest quality. And as she said, “it’s like Christmas when a kitchen gets new equipment and it instills a sense of pride in the employees knowing their school is getting that investment.” Naturally, it gives me that same sense of pride to work with these people. Consequently, I’m proud to be with a company the gives back!

Learn more about the equipment grants here