Making strides and investments to evolve both a company and the communities in which it operates, has to be a win-win in my book. Conagra would surely agree. Recently, the brand’s foundation revealed the recipients of its annual Nourish Our Community grant program, which awards one-year grants to 22 nonprofits in 11 states. Totaling $350,000. the grants investments emphasize Conagra's commitment to Hunger Action Month.
"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 of the 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."
The 2020 grant recipients include organizations distributing healthy food to children, seniors, veterans, and homeless populations, which provide critical infrastructure upgrades in food pantries and support nutrition education opportunities for under-served communities, according to a press release.
Conagra employees play a part in the selection process with grants being awarded by a cross-functional committee of employees, truly showing how the company is both appreciative and transparent.
Hunger Action Month encourages people across the U.S. to take action on the issue of hunger and impact change in the communities where its team members live and thrive.
A round of applause for the Conagra Brands Foundation and the recipients of this year's grants, please! We extend a huge thank you for Conagra's efforts to invest in the communities in which it calls home.