Conagra Brands Foundation Awards Grants to 22 Local Nonprofits Through "Nourish Our Community" Program

Sept. 17, 2020

CHICAGO, Sept. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Conagra Brands Foundation has announced the recipients of its annual "Nourish Our Community" grant program, awarding one-year grants to 22 nonprofits in 11 states, totaling $350,000. The grants underscore Conagra's involvement in Hunger Action Month – when people across the United States mobilize to take action on the issue of hunger – and will help create positive social impact in the communities where its employees live and work.

For more than 25 years, Conagra has invited employees to nominate nonprofit organizations in their local communities to be considered for grants in areas addressing domestic hunger and food insecurity, cooking skills, nutrition education, healthy and active lifestyles or urban agriculture. Conagra employees also play a part in the selection process with grants being awarded by a cross-functional committee of employees. Examples of this year's grant recipients include organizations distributing healthy food to children, seniors, veterans, and homeless populations, providing critical infrastructure upgrades in food pantries, and supporting nutrition education opportunities for underserved communities.

"Access to nutritious food is key to a healthy community. The Nourish Our Community grant program allows our employees to work alongside community-based nonprofits to understand critical needs related to hunger and take direct action to improve the situation," said Robert Rizzo, Senior Director, Conagra Brands Foundation. "Our program responds to the unique challenges that exist in every community by raising awareness and building strong partnerships locally to support those most in need."

More information about each of the grant recipients can be found here.


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