Two local nonprofits win $40,000 grants

Posted by Andrea Weigl on December 5, 2013 

Farmer Foodshare founder Margaret Gifford accepts $40,000 grant award at GSK Impact Awards ceremony.

COURTESY OF FARMER FOODSHARE.

Two Triangle-based nonprofits that help to feed the hungry were among nine nonprofits that each received $40,000 grants yesterday from the GSK and Triangle Community Foundation.

The GSK Impact awards expanded this year to award groups that provide help create an all-around healthy community. The winning food-related nonprofits include:

•  Farmer Foodshare, Inc., which collects food grown by local farms and sold at local farmers markets to distribute to those who need food. Info: farmerfoodshare.org

•  Inter-Faith Food Shuttle, a food recovery group, which has a number of initiatives to help end hunger in local communities. Info: foodshuttle.org

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