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Food Security

Food is a fundamental human necessity and access to good nutrition is the foundation of healthy development for young children. Low-income families do not always have access or resources to provide enough food for their members. This can lead to a lasting impact on children’s health and well-being.

What we fund

Sunlight Giving helps ensure families are food secure by supporting:
Food Banks
Food banks located in our 10-county geography.
Community Solutions
Local organizations developing innovative solutions and addressing the unique food security needs of their community.
Systems Change
Organizations working to address the policies and systems impacting food security.

What We Look For

  • We are interested in local organizations that address access to food retail, urban agriculture, food recovery and distribution, food incentives (e.g. doubling the value of Calfresh), and food policy. 
  • We also support organizations working to increase access to federal programs like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). 

What We Don't Fund

We do not fund stand-alone food pantries, meal centers, or community gardens, or organizations whose primary focus is environmental education or nutrition education.

Food Security