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Jan 31, 2023, 09:01 ET

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The Simply Organic Giving Fund awarded $150,000 to five organizations providing resources to communities facing food insecurity

NORWAY, Iowa, Jan. 31, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Simply Organic, a leader in organic herbs, spices, flavors and seasonings, today announced this year’s recipients of its Giving Fund Grant Program. For they are donating a collective $150,000 to five organizations. These are organizations working to address systemic food insecurity across the U.S.

For the 2023 granting period, the Simply Organic Giving Fund selected organizations that are spearheading resource programs and also innovative initiatives. Especially to empower underserved communities facing food insecurity. That’s including refugees and immigrants. Also, families living in food deserts. This is all since the Fund pivoted. Directly to addressing the issue of food insecurity five years ago. So this year marks $725,000 donated to frontline organizations.  

The 2023 Simply Organic Giving Fund Grant Program recipients include:

  1. Dion’s Chicago Dream: Dion’s Chicago Dream brings fresh, healthy produce to low-income communities throughout the Chicagoland area. For that’s where more than 500,000 people struggle with hunger and food insecurity on a regular basis. Also, they will receive a $25,000 grant to continue expanding Dream Deliveries and increase access. All to healthy, nutritious fruits and vegetables. 
  2. Emergency Food Network: Emergency Food Network’s Mother Earth Farm provides organic produce to local food pantries in Pierce County, Washington. Mother Earth Farm will receive a $40,000 grant to continue growing the 100+ varieties of fruits, vegetables and herbs to help pantry guests from a wide range of backgrounds access fresh, culturally significant food.
  3. Matthew 25Matthew 25’s Groundswell Café is a “pay-it-forward” eatery in Cedar Rapids, Iowa that provides guests with access to handmade organic meals — regardless of their ability to pay. Groundswell Café will receive a $15,000grant to continue providing free, healthy, organic meals to residents in need.
  4. Multicultural Refugee Coalition: Multicultural Refugee Coalition’s social enterprise, New Leaf Agriculture, is a Certified USDA Organic farm that provides meaningful work and fair wages to immigrants, refugees and asylees in Austin, Texas. Multicultural Refugee Coalition will receive a $25,000grant to support New Leaf Agriculture’s Traditional Provisions program to help provide nutrient-dense, culturally desired produce to newly arrived refugees through weekly CSA programs and community networks.
  5. Project Worthmore: Project Worthmore’s Delaney Community Farm supports refugees in the Denver area through community-based food security programs. Dedicated farm shares grow organic, culturally relevant produce, which reaches more than 750 refugee families and will receive a $45,000 grant to expand their operations at DeLaney Farm and continue to distribute fresh, healthy.

About Simply Organic

Established in 2001. For the Simply Organic Giving Fund was originally organized to support organic agricultural development. Moreover and to date has given more than $2.35 million to projects around the globe. In 2018, the brand turned its giving focus to the growing issue of food insecurity in the United States and Canada. It has also since partnered with a dozen organizations. All dedicated to providing food insecure communities access. Most importantly to healthy organic food options.

To learn more about the Simply Organic Giving Fund, visit http://www.simplyorganic.com/community/about/giving-back.

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