ConAgra Foods Gives $420,000 To 11 Nonprofits

ConAgra Foods plans to give $420,000 to nonprofits in nine states to help reduce child hunger.

The Omaha-based maker of Healthy Choice, Orville Redenbacher, Chef Boyardee and other branded food products picked the 11 grant winners out of more than 325 applicants for their innovative approaches.

ConAgra Foods Foundation vice president Kori Reed says more than 17 million American children live in homes where they don't always know where their next meal will come from.

The winners will receive between $20,000 and $60,000 apiece. The grants will go to groups in Albuquerque, N.M.; Rocky Mount, N.C.; Washington D.C.; Memphis, Tenn.; Valdosta, Ga.; Saline, Mich.; Columbus, Ohio; New Orleans, La.; and Fresno, Oceanside and San Francisco, Calif.

Details about the projects are available online at

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  • by Scott on May 31, 2011 at 10:06 AM
    They should have given it to the people who are going to be out of a job when they close the plant in Garner. I'm sure that 420k was a tax write off waiting to happen, all it will do is make their books look good. Doesn't help anyone.
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      by Anonymous on May 31, 2011 at 03:37 PM in reply to Scott
      Scott!!! I agree 100%!!! I guess to them it would have been too much like RIGHT!!!!
  • by Mike Location: Pantego on May 31, 2011 at 09:17 AM
    You mean somebody is actually gonna do something for the poor children in this country instead of sending the money overseas. Its about time.

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