Conagra Foods Announces Largest Donation Ever to Fight Child Hunger With Feeding America at the Organization's Concert Featuring Sheryl Crow
For every person who becomes a fan of the ConAgra Foods Foundation’s Facebook fan page through Oct. 10, ConAgra Foods Foundation will give another $10 to Feeding America. The ConAgra Foods Foundation is committed to giving up to $100,000 donation to Feeding America’s child hunger initiatives in addition to the $10 million grant announced at the concert.
ConAgra Foods’ relationship with Feeding America is the largest corporate initiative among Feeding America donors dedicated solely to fighting child hunger. Since 1993, ConAgra Foods and its brands have contributed nearly $35 million dollars and more than 230 million pounds of food to support Feeding America programs.
“The ConAgra Foods Foundation has been a deeply committed, generous partner of Feeding America for more than 15 years, and is recognized at the Leadership Partner Level, the highest level among our donors. Additionally, ConAgra Foods Foundation is recognized as the exclusive Leadership Partner in the Fight to End Child Hunger,” said Vicki Escarra, president and CEO of Feeding America. “The leadership of the ConAgra Foods Foundation in the fight against domestic child hunger is exceptional and impactful. We are so grateful for this new $10 million commitment, which will help us immensely in the fight against childhood hunger.”
Since 1993, ConAgra Foods has had a direct role in supporting many crucial Feeding America’s direct service, capacity building, and advocacy initiatives. Groundbreaking ConAgra Foods-funded programs include:
· First to fund the Kids Cafe program nationwide, supporting more than 250 sites that provide kids with a safe place to go after school to do homework and eat a free meal.
· First to create a national program for vehicle grants for Feeding America’s network of food banks, enabling transportation of food from warehouses to the distribution sites where its need most.
· First to direct funding toward the national Simplified Summer Food Service Program – making sure that kids who rely on the federal free lunch and breakfast program during the school year don’t go hungry over the summer.