Last year, the FoodBank received more than $2.7 million in grants from Feeding America’s national corporate donors, as well as community funders in our area. One of this year’s grants was a Feeding America/Walmart capacity grant that allowed pantries like Greater Tuckerton (pictured here) to receive new refrigeration units.
“Grant funding allows us to help our agency partners acquire key equipment that can help them operate more efficiently,” says David Goldstein, FoodBank Director of Operational Effectiveness. “When we can provide refrigeration units to keep meat, produce and dairy fresh, pantries can increase their giving capacity and feed more people.”
The Walmart Foundation also provided the FoodBank with a $25,000 grant for the Mobile Pantry, which serves food insecure families and seniors who do not live near a pantry.
A $5,000 grant from Hunger Is, a joint charitable effort by The Albertsons Companies Foundation and the Entertainment Industry Foundation, supported the Backpack Program, which provides food for at risk school children on weekends. Additionally, the Bank of America Charitable Foundation, recently delivered a $20,000 check (pictured here) in support of all the services we provide for hunger relief in our community.
“These grants truly make a difference. They enable us to test new programs and achieve better efficiency with amazing results. When that’s the goal, everybody wins.” said Goldstein.