Food insecurity is a serious problem in the United States and it has only increased with the pandemic. Food banks, soup kitchens, and other food donation organizations have been stepping up to help with this issue in any way they can. However, a lot of work still needs to be done to help fill the gaps in this area.
National Public Radio reported in an article recently that many food banks are struggling to meet their growing demand due to inflation. Because of this, food banks could benefit from even more funds and supplies.
GrantWatch has a category for nutrition grants on its site, as well as one for community services. These categories include grants for organizations that work to increase access to food. And in honor of the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, GrantWatch is sharing five grants below to help reduce food insecurity.
If you are able to locate your local food bank, here are some things you could do to help:
- Donate: If you have extra canned food lying around, the holidays are a great time to donate it. You can also make a tax-deductible monetary donation.
- Volunteer: Organizations are always looking for extra volunteers. Maybe you can help set up, serve meals, or contribute in some way.
- Share: Give a shout-out to your local food bank or similar organization on social media. Maybe you can be the reason that someone else contributes.
Five Grants to Reduce Food Insecurity This Holiday Season
- Grants are available to U.S. nonprofits for programs to encourage nutritious eating and reduce food insecurity.
- Additionally, there are grants to U.S. schools, government agencies, tribes, nonprofits, and agricultural producers for programs to increase access to food for eligible schools.
- Opportunities are offered for USA nonprofit and faith-based organizations to receive donated food and other essential items to distribute within the community.
- Grants are also available to USA nonprofit organizations for community-based programs related to food and nutrition.
- There are grants for USA nonprofits and government agencies for programs that encourage low-income individuals to buy nutritious fruits and vegetables.
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