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Friday, August 28, 2015

Small Grants for Healthy Food

CSX and The Conservation Fund have joined forces to improve the transportation and distribution of fresh, healthy food to communities in need. Specifically, CSX and The Fund will provide small grants to support our country's local food distributors that transport and distribute fresh, healthy food to communities in need. More than 23 million Americans across the country have limited or no access to fresh produce, dairy, meats, and seafood.  One of the contributing factors to these "food deserts" is the lack of local infrastructure to distribute fresh food to markets.  We need to connect people to food, and food to people!


Last year, this grant program provided recipient organizations funding to transport nutritious food to approximately six million people per year, bringing nearly 118,000,000 pounds of food equaling 98,000,000 meals served each year. We again will offer grants ranging from $2,500 to $10,000 to local government and nonprofit entities that distribute fresh, local foods in the 22 states where CSX operates: AL, CT, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MD, MA, MI, MS, NF, NY, NC, OH, PA, SC, TN, VA, and WV.