Community Action Services and Food Bank was one of 115 nonprofit organizations to receive a grant.
The Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation is improving school garden learning, nutrition education, and expanding equitable access to food with $3 million in grants to 115 nonprofit organizations, including Community Action Services and Food Bank. On Friday, October 8, CASFB received a donation of $5,000 earmarked for the agency’s community gardens.
Since its inception in 2015, the Foundation has granted $15M to more than 300 nonprofit partners which have brought hands-on, garden-based learning to 1.5 million children and provided nutrition education programs to an estimated 900,000 K–12 students. Sprouts Farmers Market covers all the Foundation’s operational expenses, ensuring that every dollar raised goes directly to programming.
“Sprouts is committed to strengthening local food systems by providing our communities with access to fresh, nutritious food, and empowering children with the knowledge and resources to live a healthier life,” said Sprouts CEO Jack Sinclair. “Our Foundation’s work with local partners in this effort is just one of the many ways Sprouts is growing goodness in our communities.”
The Green Urban Lunch Box and Wasatch Community Gardens were the other two Utah-based nonprofit partners to receive grants. A complete list of the Foundation’s 2021 grant recipients can be found here.