Newman's Own Foundation Commits $5 Million in Grants for Nutrition
Paul Newman established Newman's Own Foundation in 2005, as a means of continuing his pledge to donate to charity all net profits and royalties from the sale of Newman's Own products. Since the food company's founding in 1982, Newman and Newman's Own Foundation have donated more than $350 million to thousands of charities worldwide.
Examples of the nutrition grants just announced include:
- Edible Schoolyard NYC -- bringing its health and wellness program to East Harlem students in grades K-8, including lessons in the school garden and kitchen.
- Wholesome Wave -- providing seed funding for food hubs in New England, which increase the regional supply of locally grown nutritious food.
- The Food Trust -- improving healthy food access and education for underserved children in Philadelphia, PA.
- Urban Dove -- promoting nutrition and fitness among at-risk youth in New York City through a comprehensive in-school program.
- National Relief Charities -- giving Native American teenagers in Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota the tools to make nutritious food-shopping choices with limited resources and to prepare healthy, delicious meals.
- FirstLine Schools / Edible Schoolyard New Orleans -- expanding nutrition-based wellness programs to five area schools.
- People's Grocery -- supporting the Growing Justice Institute in Oakland, CA, helping community leaders develop income-generating projects that improve access to nutritious foods.