3 Million Reasons to Love Ga. Food Bank Association and Arby’s

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If you and your partners are developing strategies and solutions to end childhood hunger in your community, you’re not alone. The Arby’s Foundation has joined the fight by teaming up with the Georgia Food Bank Association to make sure no kid goes hungry in Georgia.

The Georgia Food Bank Association just released a Request For Proposals for County Hunger Challenge grants that will allow communities to develop strategies and solutions to address childhood hunger using federal nutrition programs from a countywide perspective. Grants up to $25,000 will be made available to counties that develop a comprehensive strategy that includes the participation of multiple partners and stakeholders in their counties.

This is possible because The Arby’s Foundation stepped up the war to end childhood hunger in Georgia by donating $3 million to broaden the Georgia Food Bank Association’s Feeding for a Promising Future—No Kid Hungry campaign. The Arby’s Foundation is committed to making sure all children in Georgia—and America—will have access to the wholesome food they need to learn, play and grow.

Here’s what you’ll need to do:

Take the lead in working with local stakeholders and partners to develop a plan to implement sustainable strategies that help address childhood hunger in your county by increasing access to available federal nutrition programs such as the:

Summer Food Service Program,

Child and Adult Care Food Program, and

National School Lunch Program—Seamless Summer Option.

You can also propose sustainable strategies that result in access to meals for children. This investment will help your community determine and implement the most viable strategies for your community to address childhood hunger for the county.

Deadline for Submission: Friday, Feb. 1, 2014 at 5 p.m.

Download the Request for Proposals.

Please send all questions related to the RFP via e-mail to Michele Chivore, campaign director, at michele.chivore@georgiafoodbankassociation.org.

To learn more about the Campaigh, check out this story:
“Arby’s Foundation Invests $3 Million In The Fight To End Childhood Hunger In Georgia: Governor Deal, The Arby’s Foundation and the Georgia Food Bank Association Rally Behind Feeding for a Promising Future—No Kid Hungry Campaign”

Here’s what Maria Saporta says about the Campaign in the SaportaReport.