Food, water, clothing and shelter are the basic necessities needed. However, according to Feeding America, 1 in 9 Americans struggle with hunger. Due to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, more than 42 million people in the U.S. may experience food insecurity. As a result, now more than ever, more grant funding opportunities have become available to support food assistance programs and community food pantries.
10 Grants to Support Food Insecurity
1. Grants are now available for projects that promote a plant-based diet and lifestyle. The funding is available worldwide to individuals for activities encouraging the public to adopt a vegan diet and outlook.
2. Open worldwide, grants are available to organizations and individuals for a wide range of economic development and social empowerment projects. This funding is to provide basic needs to vulnerable populations such as food, shelter, water and clothing.
3. Urgent disaster relief grants are available to nonprofit organizations worldwide. This funding is specific to cases where the applicant lacks food and shelter due to the disaster and urgently requires assistance.
4. Schools, nonprofit organizations and groups may be eligible for a grant to fund public garden projects. This worldwide grant is for food garden projects to benefit the community, schools or local neighborhoods.
5. Nonprofit organizations within the U.S. can apply for grants to support food and nutrition community-based programs. Furthermore, key focus areas include food access, nutrition education, cooking skills and select urban agricultural programs.
6. Grants to encourage nutritious eating and reduce food insecurity are also available to U.S. nonprofit organizations. The goal of the funding is for projects that improve the availability and access, preparation, and servings of healthier food.
7. U.S. Grassroots groups and nonprofits may be interested in applying for grants to support programs that supply organic food to populations facing food insecurity. Priorities include increasing access to healthy food choices and providing communities with organic meals and food.
8. Operation support grants are available to U.S. nonprofit organizations. Focus areas for these funds include food and agriculture as well as sustainable community development projects that support a positive change.
9. K-12 schools within the U.S. can apply for grants to help supply meals for students. The funding can be put toward the equipment used in food preparation. Not limited to cleaning equipment, serving of food items, cold storage and transportation.
10. Eligible nonprofit organizations can apply for funding to meet basic human needs, promote community vitality and encourage volunteerism in communities. This grant is only available to particular cities throughout the U.S.
Over 500 More Grants are Available
Discover more grants available relating to food, in the GrantWatch category ‘Nutrition’. Being food insecure affects nearly every aspect of life, even beyond the immediate and obvious effects on physical health. It makes it difficult for children to concentrate in school, and for adults to maintain adequate job performance. With support from generous grant funders, the hope to end world hunger can continue.