The purpose of the Kentucky-Grown Vegetable Incentive Program (K-VIP) is to serve summer meals to Kentucky’s hungry children that include the fresh, nutritious, locally-grown fruit and vegetables that are plentiful in summer months.
K-VIP creates a financial incentive for feeding site sponsors to include Kentucky-grown fruit and vegetables in the summer meals they serve and boost participation in summer feeding programs in the Commonwealth.
K-VIP is a win-win for Kentucky because it feeds our hungry children and expands market opportunities for local farmers. K-VIP funding is available for summer food service program sponsors that purchase produce directly from Kentucky farmers.
Approved summer meals sponsors are encouraged to apply! Enrollment application for SFSP 2018 are due April 15, 2018 and will be approved by May 1, 2018.
Please save this application as a PDF on your desktop before completing and sending.
K-VIP is generously funded by the Kentucky Agriculture Development Board. The Kentucky Association of Food Banks is administering the program in partnership with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture and the Kentucky Department of Education.Â