OMAHA, Neb. — The charitable arm of ConAgra Foods announced the donation of nearly $500,000 to support the fight to end child hunger.
Through its Community Impact Grants program, the ConAgra Foods Foundation said 13 nonprofit organizations across 10 states were awarded $20,000 to $75,000 grants with the goal of finding innovative approaches to addressing child hunger. Since 2009, the ConAgra Foods Foundation's Community Impact Grants program has invested approximately $1.4 million in 31 nonprofit organizations across the country.
"We are dedicated to ending child hunger and by partnering with these 13 organizations, whose programs have a direct impact on the lives of the more than 16 million children in the U.S. facing food insecurity, we're able to support this important cause," ConAgra Foods Foundation and Cause VP Kori Reed said. "With more than 1-in-5 American children at risk of hunger, we recognize the need to seek out and invest in the most promising practices in child hunger relief and nutrition education."