Food Store Chain Favors Community Aid, Hunger Relief

Private Funder: Jewel-Osco; Opportunity: Giving Back Grants; Funding Focus: Nutrition and hunger relief; Geographic Focus: Illinois and Indiana; Eligibility: Food pantries, soup kitchens and nonprofits (in the Jewel-Osco customer service area); Funding: Up to $2,500; Deadline: Rolling.

Summary: These grants support programs expanding hunger-relief programs in the Mid-West. Jewel-Osco provides capacity-building grants for qualified food pantry programs and community soup kitchens. The program’s goals include: increasing distribution of food to needy people; increasing access to food assistance in local communities; connecting clients utilizing food assistance programs to additional services and improving organizational efficiency to deliver hunger relief services and information. All requests have to be filed online.

Info:; or 314/592-9506.

About Frank Klimko

Frank Klimko is a nationally known journalist, grants expert and speech writer/speaker. He has years of experience helping nonprofits devise lists of the right funding opportunities and secure funding from these foundations and corporate entities. Clients have focused on an array of areas including child care, homeless, hunger and K-12 education. Additionally, he is a Freedom of Information Act expert, who has helped numerous clients with securing proprietary information from the federal government. Currently, Frank Klimko writes the Children & Youth Funding Report and Private Grants Alert, which are Washington DC-based publications. CYF is a daily publication covering Congress, the Education Dept. and the various federal regulatory agencies. PGA, another daily publication, covers the world of private philanthropy.
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