Grants for Feeding Children

by Michele A Clarke

According to the Washington Post, almost 17 million, or 22.5 percent, of children in the United States didn't have enough food to eat in 2008. With the increase in hunger, food pantries and other organizations that provide food to needy families need increased funding. Luckily, there are many foundations that provide funding to these programs.

Action Aid International USA

Action Aid International USA provides funding to programs that provide food to low income families. To apply for a grant, which range from $5,000 to $25,000, send a letter telling them about your program. Action Aid International USA 1420 K St., N.W., Ste. 900 Washington, DC 20005-2507 (202) 835-1240 http://www.actionaidusa.org

America Gives Back

America Gives Back provides grants for programs that provide nutritious foods to needy children. The grants range from $10,000 to $30,000. To apply for these grants, send a letter telling them about your program and the need in the community. America Gives Back 9720 Wilshire Blvd., 4th Fl. Beverly Hills, CA 90212-2021 (818) 684-3000 http://www.americagivesback.org/

Children's Hunger Fund

The Children's Hunger Fund is trying to wipe out childhood hunger by giving grants, between $2,000 and $165,000, to nonprofit organizations. To apply for these grants, begin by sending a full description of your program, along with associated costs. Children's Hunger Fund P.O. Box 7085 Mission Hills, CA 91346-7085 (818) 899-5122 http://www.childrenshungerfund.org

Feeding America

Feeding America provides grants to nonprofit organizations that are serving hungry children and families across the country. You can apply for these grants by sending a one to two page letter describing your program and the need in the community. Grants range from $5,000 to $25,000. Feeding America 35 E. Wacker Dr., Ste. 2000 Chicago, IL 60601-2200 (312) 263-2303 http://www.feedingamerica.org/

Share Our Strength

Share Our Strength provides funding to programs that help to alleviate hunger in families across the country. Grant funds range from $2,500 to $50,000. To apply, send a letter, up to two pages, telling them about your program. Share Our Strength 1730 M St., N.W., Ste. 700 Washington, DC 20036-4553 (202) 393-2925 http://www.strength.org

About the Author

Michele A. Clarke has been a writer for over 30 years. She enjoys writing articles on health care. She has a bachelors degree from the University of Albany in Biology and Sociology. She has worked for many years as a grant writer and health care consultant. Michele has written a wide variety of e-books and is working on her first novel.

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