WSPC Visits the Apple Cup

on Wednesday, 28 November 2018. Posted in Blog & News

WSPC Commissioners and staff members had a blast, serving FREE baked potatoes in the Field House at the 2018 Apple Cup! The hungry crowds loved our product and were able to head over to the game with warm full bellies on the snowy evening. Over 1,700 baked potatoes to the excited game-goers. While collecting their free baked potatoes, fans also had the opportunity to donate to Second Harvest Food Bank. We were able to raise funds from generous fans to donate to 2nd Harvest to help feed those in need this holiday season. There was a lot of excitement in Pullman last Friday, and many people were able to make new friends. Even our potato pal Russ was able to meet Butch, the WSU mascot at the game. We hope everyone had as much fun as we did at this energetic event!

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WSDA Resilient Food System Infrastructure Grant Program

WSDA Resilient Food System Infrastructure Grant Program

Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) recently opened the application period for the Resilient Food System Infrastructure (RFSI) Grant. This one-time grant program is funded by USDA and is designed to bolster the middle of Washington’s food supply chain. The program aims to enhance local and regional food systems by supporting activities like aggregation, processing, manufacturing, storage, transportation, wholesaling, and distribution. Eligible entities include agricultural producers, processors, non-profit organizations, for-profit entities meeting SBA small business size standards, local and tribal governments, and institutions like schools and hospitals. Priority will be given to projects that benefit underserved and socially disadvantaged farmers, small and veteran-owned businesses, and projects that expand processing, aggregation, and distribution capacities. The application period opened on May 30, 2024, and closes on July 15, 2024 at 5:00 PM. WSDA is offering extensive support to help applicants through the process. This includes assistance from the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and dedicated office hours every Tuesday and Thursday leading up to the application deadline. Visit the RFSI webpage for more information about what’s available. If you need assistance, please visit the RSI website. WSDA will also be available with office hours of every Tuesday 10am through July 9th and every Thursday at 2pm through June 27th (no office hours on July 4th holiday)

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