The United Fresh Start Foundation has announced recipients of its inaugural Community Grants Program.
The foundation began the grants program to help increase children’s access to fresh fruit and vegetables outside the school day.
The program has a goal of providing children access to fresh fruit and vegetables after school, on weekends, during summer breaks and in other creative venues, according to a news release.
More than 700 organizations applied for the community grants.
The first recipients of the grants are:
  • Boys & Girls of Greater Kansas City, Kansas City, Mo.;
  • City Blossoms, Washington, DC; 
  • City Harvest, New York, N.Y.;
  • Community Housing Partners, Christiansburg, Va.;
  • Feeding the Gulf, Theodore, Ala.;
  • Food From Farms, Anacortes, Wash.; and 
  • Neighbors Building Neighbors, Muskogee, Okla.