The Papa John’s Foundation for Building Community Awards Nearly $1 Million in Grants to More Than 100 Nonprofit Organizations to Empower Youth, Fight Hunger and Reduce Food Waste in More Than 40 Communities
Local organizations in more than 40 U.S. cities will use these grants to support a wide range of efforts across the Foundation’s three focus areas:
- Youth leadership and entrepreneurship – including Community Tampa Bay’s ANYTOWN® program, which empowers young people to create more inclusive schools and communities, and Regional Youth Leadership, a community-based entrepreneurship program developing the next generation of leaders in the
Northern Kentuckyand Cincinnatiarea, as well as other leadership development programs, community service experiences, financial literacy workshops and scholarships;
- Food security – such as planting community gardens with the
Greenwood Community Centerin Tulsa, Oklahoma, and closing the gap in hunger children face during weekends, summers and extended breaks through organizations like Every Meal in the Twin Cities, Baltimore Hunger Project, and others; and
- Food waste reduction – including America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia, which is working with local farmers and restaurants to recover surplus food, divert waste from landfills and deliver food to people in need.
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Founded in 2019, The Papa John’s Foundation supports communities as they work together for equality, fairness, respect and opportunity for all. We believe empowered communities overcome divides through civility and unity, and we support organizations that share our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. Through partnerships with leading national and local community organizations, The Papa John’s Foundation’s philanthropic approach focuses on Youth Leadership & Entrepreneurship, Food Security and Food Waste Reduction.
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