LA County Awards Nearly $10 Million in Community Grants to Advance Food Equity

The LA Food Equity Fund yesterday announced $9.8 million in community grants to alleviate food insecurity and build a more resilient food system across LA County. These grants will be awarded to 46 organizations working towards creating more just access to affordable and nutritious food across the Southland. 

The grants will fund a wide array of local community groups striving to improve food access and affordability as well as greater resilience and sustainability within food supply chains. The investments, guided by the ambitious recommendations of the Los Angeles Food Equity Roundtable, which was co-chaired by the Annenberg Foundation, range in size from $100,000 to just over $400,000. The Roundtable, a private-public partnership of government, philanthropy, and community-based organizations, seeks to fundamentally transform our region’s disconnected food system. The Annenberg Foundation is part of this philanthropic partnership with the California Community Foundation and the Weingart Foundation. 

“This funding will certainly help these organizations make a tangible impact on our food insecurity crisis here in Los Angeles and that is exciting news. At the same time we will press forward with our partners on the Roundtable to achieve our shared goals of eliminating food inequality in our city by providing a crucial coordinating board where we can all work together even as the crisis of food insecurity worsens in our region.”
Cinny Kennard
Annenberg Foundation Executive Director

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