Citi Foundation’s Inaugural Global Innovation Challenge

Feed the Hunger Fund is thrilled to announce that it is the recipient of a $500,000 grant from the Citi Foundation’s inaugural Global Innovation Challenge—a generous show of support that will be used to bolster and expand Feed the Hunger’s outreach in California.

Feed the Hunger, whose focus is on community resilience, was selected among more than 1,000 grant applicants and was one of only eight U.S. organizations chosen. It plans to use this generous allocation to widen its reach in boosting resources to low-income communities, helping them prepare for and respond to disruptions in food security during crisis.

The half-million-dollar grant will enable Feed the Hunger to assist more than 300 additional low-income food entrepreneurs —including farmers, food trucks and other mobile food vendors—in launching and expanding their businesses, as well as obtaining loans and grant capital. As always, the focus will be on businesses that promote sustainable agriculture, food distribution to underserved areas, and organic and culturally rooted farming practices in California.