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Food For The Hungry offers Summer Grant opportunity for summer distribution programs 

MOUNT VERNON — The Food For The Hungry board has announced a summer grant opportunity directed to reach churches, agencies, and organizations that provide summer food distribution programs to fill the gap for families with children home from school.

“Many in our community worry about how they are going to put food on the table for their children during the summer months, but thankfully the love and selflessness of Knox County provides a way to negate that worry. Food For The Hungry is once again honored to be able to offer these grants because of this generosity.” Executive Director, Lisa Mazzari. 

Organizations may request funds for programs that will provide food assistance and distribution up to $2,000 through Sep. 30. Groups that provide assistance outside the traditional Mid-Ohio Food Bank income guidelines are strongly encouraged to apply. Applications are available at The application process is open from Monday, May 2, through Monday, May 16, at 12 p.m. (noon). Awards will be announced no later than Friday, May 27.

For more information on the grant application or process, please contact Food for the Hungry Executive Director, Lisa Mazzari at 740-398-0569 or

For photos, videos, and radio interviews from the 2021 drive, as well as continued opportunities to donate, please visit The 2021 Drive broadcast is available on demand for a full year at

Thanks to this generous community and continued support as we work together to care for our neighbors.

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