Salinas, CA – Ag Against Hunger has received a $20,500 grant from the DeWitt Fund and B.G. Mayer Fund of the Community Foundation for Monterey County. This grant will go towards Ag Against Hunger’s new pilot program called “Partners in Produce”. This program will help increase the amount and variety of healthy food given to the 87,700 residents who utilize the services of the Food Bank for Monterey County. This variety will be accomplished by trading locally grown produce for different types of food grown or manufactured in other areas of California.
Ag Against Hunger is a nonprofit agency providing fresh donated produce to food banks in the tri-county area of Monterey, Santa Cruz, and San Benito counties, then statewide and out-of-state when the fresh produce needs of local food banks are satisfied. Since 1990, area growers and shippers have donated over 210 million pounds of fresh fruit and vegetables to help feed the hungry. To learn more about Ag Against Hunger, visit www.agagainsthunger.org, ‘like’ us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @AgAgainstHunger.
The Community Foundation for Monterey County’s mission is to inspire philanthropy and be a catalyst for strengthening communities throughout Monterey County. In 2012, with the help of their partners, they awarded grants to over 400 local nonprofit organizations. For more information, please visit www.cfmco.org or call (831) 375-9712.
Source: Ag Against Hunger