Conagra Brands Foundation awards grants to 23 local nonprofits through 'Nourish Our Community' program

Sept. 27, 2022
Employee-nominated grants drive community impact during Hunger Action Month.

Conagra Brands Foundation announced the 2022 recipients of the "Nourish Our Community" grants, awarding one-year grants to 23 nonprofits across 12 states, totaling $350,000.

In an effort to support Hunger Action Month – a time when people across the country come together to raise awareness and take action to impact the issue of food insecurity – Conagra's involvement will help to create positive social impact in the communities where its employees live and work.

For 30 years, Conagra employees have nominated nonprofit organizations in their local communities to be considered for community grants. Conagra employees also devote time to review and discuss the applications to determine the final slate of grant recipients. The Nourish Our Community program supports organizations doing incredible work to address the issues of domestic hunger and food insecurity, cooking skills, nutrition education, healthy and active lifestyles and urban agriculture.

"Since its inception, the Nourish Our Communities grant program has given our employees the opportunity to address the prevalent issue of food insecurity by partnering with nonprofits in their local communities," Robert Rizzo, senior director, Conagra Brands Foundation, said in the announcement. "Healthy communities are built through consistent access to nutritious food. With this program, we engage our colleagues throughout the organization to raise awareness of food insecurity on a national level, as well as building local partnerships in communities across the country through our investment of grants and employee volunteerism."

Hunger Action Month, a Feeding America initiative, aims to raise awareness for and take action against the hunger crisis in the United States. Conagra Brands Foundation's longstanding partnership with Feeding America includes a unique combination of efforts including: national research that increases the collective understanding of the issue of hunger and its impact on vulnerable populations and diverse communities; direct service that improve access to nutritious and culturally relevant food, capacity building efforts that increase front line hunger relief agencies efforts to better serve the community, and national awareness building campaigns that help to educate the public and its leaders about the issue of food insecurity in communities where Conagra operates. Conagra also provides significant product donations that are distributed to Feeding America's network of 200 food banks.

Nourish Our Community grant recipients include:

Alpha Community Center (Ohio) Project: Alphameals

Backpack Blessings (Georgia) Project: Weekend Meals And Snacks

BCMW Community Services (Illinois) Project: Eat, Learn And Grow

Boys and Girls Club of Dane County (Wisconsin) Project: Walworth County Food Security

Care For Friends (Illinois) Project: Carepacks

City Sprouts (Nebraska) Project: Urban Food Production and Distribution

Conscious Alliance (Colorado) Project: Feed Kids Before Landfills

Figueroa Wu Family Foundation (Illinois) Project: Pilsen Food Pantry – Delivery Efforts

Grow Jackson (Michigan) Project: Community Gardening

Life Styles (Arkansas) Project: Healthy Cooking and Meal Planning

Lincoln Community Center (Ohio) Project: Afterschool Snacks

Marie Wilkinson Food Pantry (Illinois) Project: Older Adult Hunger Relief Nutrition and Healthy U Education

Million Meal Movement (Indiana) Project: Empowering Youth to Reduce Food Insecurity and Improve Food Access

New Visions Homeless Services (Iowa) Project: MOHMS Place Meals

Nourish Meals On Wheels (Colorado) Project: Nutritious Meal Delivery

Rise Up (Arkansas) Project: Feeding Children

River Valley Food 4 Kids (Arkansas) Project: Fresh Food 4 Kids

Russ Bus (Arkansas) Project: Food Room, Food Access

Senior Center of Macon (Missouri) Project: Meals for Macon

Stepping Stones of Dunn County (Wisconsin) Project: Food Pantry

Teen Center (Nebraska) Project: After School Cooking Program

West Seattle Food Bank (Washington) Project: Food Purchase

You Feed Them Missional Food Pantry (Indiana) Project: School Food Pantry



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