Montgomery County Food Security & Nutrition Fund

Posted by North Penn Community Health Foundation on February 16, 2015

NPCHF launches capacity building grants for MontCo food pantries

The North Penn Community Health Foundation is pleased to announce a new grant initiative aimed at bolstering the operational capacity of food pantries in Montgomery County.

For the past decade, the foundation has been working within the food system in the county, providing grants, convening stakeholders and commissioning reports. From this work, the foundation created a goal to “Strengthen the food safety net and reduce hunger in Montgomery County.”

A system is only as strong as its components. Food pantries are an integral part of the food safety net and bolstering their capacity benefits the individual organization, their clients and the entire system in the county.

Applications will be accepted through Friday, February 27th. Click on the link below for full details about the initiative, including eligibility criteria and application instructions.

Food Security & Nutrition Fund

VISION All Montgomery County residents have access to healthy, nutritious food. GOAL Strengthen the food safety net and to reduce hunger in Montgomery County. DESCRIPTION Montgomery County is among the healthiest and wealthiest regions in the Commonwealth, yet an estimated 10.5% of county residents, and 14.5% of children, have difficulty getting enough food. Food insecurity has serious health consequences such as hypertension, diabetes and depression.

The foundation is now accepting applications for capacity grants. The deadline to apply is February 27, 2015. Applicants will be notified of the foundation’s decision no later than the end of March 2015.

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