Foodshare Toronto awarded $25,000 grant from UNFI Foundation
The UNFI Foundation has committed over $1 million to non-profit organizations for the third consecutive year
Canadian Grocer Staff
Left to right: Lyn Morgan, Wynette Tavares, Julie Fiorini, Andrew Hull, Stacey Kravitz, Ben Reinhartz, Jonathan Yap
Who: United Natural Foods Inc. (UNFI)
What:UNFI Canada President Stacey Kravitz visited Foodshare Toronto to present a $25,000 cheque on behalf of the UNFI Foundation.
For the third consecutive year, the UNFI Foundation has committed over $1 million to non-profit organizations helping create equitable food access in vulnerable communities.
Foodshare Toronto provides programs and resources to support communities most affected by poverty and food insecurity.
Grant funding is awarded to organizations that align with the foundation’s three primary areas of focus: increasing the supply of organic food, improving access to healthy food for vulnerable populations and advancing childhood nutrition education.
“At UNFI, we know our work isn’t done once a product leaves our distribution center. That’s why we are thrilled to support this year’s grantees, which are pursuing a wide range of innovative and impactful ideas to support food equity and access in their local communities across more than 20 U.S. states and into Canada,” said Alisha Real, executive eirector of the UNFI Foundation, in a statement.