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2014-04-16 12:32:22

$2 million grant to launch 4-H Food Smart Families pilot program in five states CHEVY CHASE, Md., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Studies show 16.2 million children in America live in households that lack the means to get nutritious food on a regular basis. Responding to this need, National 4-H Council and ConAgra Foods Foundation announced today a partnership that will equip more families to make healthy living a part of their everyday lives through nutrition education,...

2013-05-23 08:27:34

ConAgra Foods Foundation's Hunger-Free Summer Program Gives Children and Families Options to Access Food to Fuel Lives OMAHA, Neb., May 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As the school year draws to a close, for millions of American children the last bell of the year may cause more stress than summer celebration. For them, the end of school does not mean a few months of fun and relaxation. It means they may be at risk of hunger. That's because only 2.3 million children participate in the...

2012-06-26 02:25:34

OMAHA, Neb., June 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- This summer, country music artist Kellie Pickler joins the fight against child hunger in the United States by serving as the national spokesperson for the ConAgra Foods Foundation Hunger-Free Summer program. The joint effort between the ConAgra Foods Foundation and Feeding America helps provide children with access to nutritious meals, especially in the summer. Pickler will kick off the third year of the program by visiting Nashville's Second Harvest...

2012-05-31 02:27:11

OMAHA, Neb., May 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The ConAgra Foods Foundation announced today that it has awarded nearly $500,000 through its Community Impact Grants program to support the fight to end child hunger in 10 states. This is the third year the ConAgra Foods Foundation has awarded Community Impact Grants to local nonprofits with the goal of finding innovative approaches to addressing child hunger. After a highly competitive two-step process with more than 116 applicants, 13...

2012-05-23 02:24:12

CHICAGO, May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- New public service advertisements (PSAs) released today by Feeding America and the Ad Council are designed to raise awareness of where families across the country can find free and nutritious meals for their children during the summer months when school isn't in session. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://www.multivu.com/mnr/56276-feeding-america-unveils-new-psas-to-help-kids-facing-hunger-this-summer...

2011-07-21 09:15:00

AUSTIN, Texas, July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Capital Area Food Bank of Texas is bringing more meals to more children this summer with the help of a $20,000 Hunger-Free Summer grant. In the Austin area, more than 155,000 children are food insecure, which means they don't always know where their next meal is coming from. The grant, awarded by the ConAgra Foods® Foundation and Feeding America®, will allow the Capital Area Food Bank to expand its summer...

2011-06-02 08:45:00

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- This summer, country singer-songwriter Josh Kelley is lending his voice to support the ConAgra Foods Foundation's Hunger-Free Summer program with Feeding America. Kelley is hitting the road visiting food banks across the country to raise awareness of childhood hunger in the United States, and volunteering at food banks that earned a Hunger-Free Summer grants for their innovative, community-based programs. The reality is that millions of...

2011-05-16 06:00:00

ConAgra Foods Foundation and country music singer and song writer Josh Kelley help alleviate hunger for children during the summer months CHICAGO, May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When school is out for summer vacation, millions of children across the country lose access to the free and reduced-price meals they receive during the school year. The Summer Food Service Program, run by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), aims to fill that gap, providing children with...

2010-08-17 15:04:00

HOUSTON, Aug. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- For many kids, back to school means new school supplies, new clothes and new teachers. But for millions of children, going back to school means the comfort of knowing they will once again have regular meals provided five days a week. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100817/CG51824) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100817/CG51824) During the school year, 19.5 million children receive free and reduced-price meals at school. But...

2010-07-22 14:00:00

OMAHA, Neb., July 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Eleven local organizations in 10 different states have been selected to receive a total of more than $500,000 as part of the inaugural ConAgra Foods Foundation Community Impact Grants program. More than 325 non-profit organizations from across the country responded to the new grant application that the Foundation announced in January 2010. The ConAgra Foods Foundation introduced the new program to identify, invest in and support non-profit...