Central Pennsylvania Food Bank Receives Nationwide Insurance Foundation Grant
Nationwide Insurance Foundation provides $50,000 grant to Food Bank to tackle hunger relief .
June 16, 2014
The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank announced today they were awarded one of the nearly two dozen grants provided by the Nationwide Insurance Foundation to help bring more food to families in need across the country. Central Pennsylvania Food Bank will receive $50,000 to be used toward its community hunger-relief strategy.
“We’re grateful to be awarded this grant from the Nationwide Insurance Foundation,” said Joe Arthur, executive director, Central Pennsylvania Food Bank. “Nationwide has had a long-standing commitment in central PA to help our neighbors facing food insecurity, and with this grant the Food Bank will be able to feed more of our community in need.”
The local grant is part of the Foundation’s $1.43 million commitment to Feeding America this spring in continued support of solving hunger in America. Feeding America is the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief organization and Central Pennsylvania Food Bank is one of its more than 200 members.
The money comes at a critical time for those struggling with hunger. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, about 49 million people in the U.S. are struggling with hunger, including 16 million children. In the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank’s service area, more than 360,000 people are struggling with hunger.
“Nationwide is honored to support Central Pennsylvania Food Bank,” said Chad Jester, president of the Nationwide Insurance Foundation. “We’re also proud of the Nationwide associates who give their time in support of hunger-relief initiatives across the country.”
Feeding America network members receiving grants from the Nationwide Insurance Foundation include: Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank, Canton, OH; Atlanta Community Food Bank, Atlanta, GA; Blue Ridge Area Food Bank, Verona, VA; Bread of the Mighty Food Bank, Inc., Gainesville, FL; Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, Harrisburg, PA; Feedmore, Inc., Richmond, VA; Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina, Raleigh, NC; Food Bank of Iowa, Des Moines, IA; Food Bank of Lincoln, Inc., Lincoln, NE; Food Bank of the Rockies, Denver, CO; Greater Cleveland Food Bank, Cleveland, OH; Mid-Ohio Foodbank, Grove City, OH; Mid-South Food Bank, Memphis, TN; New Hampshire Food Bank, Manchester, NH; North Texas Food Bank, Dallas, TX; Philabundance, Philadelphia, PA; San Antonio Food Bank, San Antonio, TX; Second Harvest Food Bank for Orange County, Irvine, CA; Second Harvest of Middle Tennessee, Nashville, TN; St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance, Scottsdale, AZ; and the Maryland Food Bank, Baltimore, MD.