Ending hunger: One child, one meal, one champion at a time
ConAgra Foods, the primary funder of the ConAgra Foods Foundation, has a rich heritage of bringing meals to the table. With that knowledge, expertise and passion comes the responsibility to play a leadership role in minimizing potential food experiences for our neighbors at the extremes, either not enough or too much.
The reality is that millions of children are vulnerable to experiencing hunger throughout the year. People don’t see it and some have a hard time believing it exists right here, in our own country. But we know the negative impact of hunger on a child’s future and understand it will take more than food to fight hunger!
The ConAgra Foods Foundation’s Nourish Today, Flourish Tomorrow® platform is dedicated to leading the charge in providing kids with what they need — both access to food and knowledge about food to live active, healthful lives.
Our Nourish Today, Flourish Tomorrow initiative seeks to meet immediate needs and identifies long-term, sustainable solutions in the areas of child hunger and nutrition education. We make strategic investments in community partners to support direct service, capacity building and advocacy.
The ConAgra Foods Foundation initiates grants for national and local partnerships and coordinates an employee-nominated grant process called Nourish Our Communities.
Community Impact Grants Program
Going forward, the Community Impact Grants Program will not be accepting unsolicited requests. The Foundation is using the next year to pilot a targeted anti-hunger approach, with a focus on the company’s operating communities. Results and lessons from this pilot will inform future grant investments to ensure Foundation funding yields maximum impact. Please check back in December 2015 for new information on how to apply for support through the Community Impact Grants Program.