Hobart is now accepting applications for its annual $5,000 Hobart Center for Foodservice Sustainability (HCFS) grant.

The grant is administered by the Hobart Center for Foodservice Sustainability. Competition is open to U.S.-based restaurants, schools, nonprofit organizations and other foodservice or food retail operations. Applications are judged by four HCFS sustainability experts.

Applications can be found at www.bit.ly/2015HCFSgrant.

The annual HCFS grant, now in its eighth year, is awarded to the individual or organization that submits the case study judged as the most innovative and compelling sustainability project. The winner receives a $5,000 grant that he/she can invest in additional sustainability measures, as well as a trip to the National Restaurant Association Show in May. The winner is also invited to become a Fellow of the HCFS to help judge the next year’s grant applicants.

“Hobart is dedicated to supporting the sustainability efforts of the foodservice industry, and we are incredibly proud to administer this grant for another year,” said Mihyar Mohamed, Vice President, Strategic Marketing and Global Accounts ITW Food Equipment Group. “It is truly inspiring to see how so many different organizations implement sustainable operations in their kitchens, and we hope that operators continue to realize that sustainability is good for not only the environment but also business.”

Applications must be received by 5 p.m. ET on April 10, 2015, and should be emailed to Hobart@gyro.com. The winner is to be notified in late April.