USDA Awards $1 Million to Faith Based Organizations

December 15, 2004

Source: Worcester Telegram

Wire Service: AP

On December 15, 2004 the Associated Press reported, "the Department of Agriculture on Wednesday awarded $1 million in grants to eight faith- and community-based organizations for food stamp programs. USDA Secretary Ann Veneman said the grants, to test outreach strategies to underserved individuals and families, would 'provide another opportunity to improve access for low-income Americans to a nutritious diet.' The agency made a similar grant of $1 million to eight secular nonprofit and faith-based groups in September. In both cases the recipients are to establish partnerships with employers, food retailers and Food and Nutrition Service programs to educate people about the food stamp program... All will receive $125,000 except Harbor Interfaith Services, which will receive $121,687."