Food Security Equity Impact Fund

Community-led solutions to end hunger

The Food Security Equity Impact Fund supports community-led solutions to address systemic inequities by awarding multi-year grants to community organizations and network food banks engaged in food justice and equitable access initiatives.

Established in 2021, the Fund addresses the root causes of hunger, invests in communities of color and deepens food banks’ partnerships in their communities.

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2022 Fund Overview

 

25

grants awarded

$9.9M

in total funding

22

states & Puerto Rico

60

community-based partners

Commitment to Equity

The Equity Impact Fund is a major step in a shared journey to end hunger through philanthropy that is grounded in equity and centers community voices. It keeps the people most impacted by hunger at the center of our work; strives to elevate the root causes of hunger; addresses the unjust race-based health and economic disparities present in food insecure communities and drives investments to solutions.

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Community Partners

Eligible organizations include Feeding America network members collaborating with community-based organizations led by or serving people of color.

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Project Types

We support projects in the planning or implementation phase that include practical, community-centric solutions and big ideas addressing the root causes of hunger.

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Local Impact

We focus on areas across the country that have been ravaged by disinvestment and inequitable food systems funding work that removes barriers to accessing healthy food. See the local impact >

Grantee Spotlight

Chenier Farms

Louisiana-based Chenier Farms is a Black-owned multi-generational family farm on a mission to create a more robust local food system and healthier community. Partnering with Second Harvest Food Bank Feeding South Louisiana, this grantee is one of the first recipients of the Equity Impact Fund.

Watch Food Security Equity Impact Fund: Chenier Farms on YouTube.

Join us

We invite visionary philanthropists who share our belief in the potential for lasting change to join us in the work of the Food Security Equity Impact Fund.

Unrestricted, multi-year gifts to the Fund will support equitable, inventive, and community-created solutions to address food insecurity. Together, we can create an America where no one is hungry.

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Meet the Director

Mya Price

Mya is based in Washington, D.C., and is Feeding America's Food Security Equity Impact Fund Director. Mya Price is an accomplished leader with over nine years of experience with equitable access initiatives and programs across communities. She excels in federal nutrition guidance and food banking.

In addition, she is also pursuing her Ph.D. in Urban Leadership and Entrepreneurship from the University of the District of Columbia with a focus on Urban Government and Political Leadership. She is happy to bring her Kentucky roots, diverse expertise, and food bank experience toward combating hunger across our nation.

Mya Price, Food Security Equity Impact Fund Director