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Posted on: July 13, 2023

Pueblo Food Project Receives Three Grants to Further Food System in Community

PUEBLO— Pueblo Food Project received three grants totaling $128,625 from three separate organizations addressing food pantry needs, food education and expanding access to the LGBTQ+ community of Pueblo.

“Pueblo Food Project is so excited to continue our work with these amazing funding partners,” said Pueblo Food Project Program Manager Megan Moore. “We cannot wait to share with gift of our work with the community over the next year.”

PFP received $55,000 from One Colorado Education Fund as part of a partnership to improve food access, health and nutrition for the community while focusing on LGBTQ+ Puebloans. Over the course of the last year, PFP and One Colorado have been working together to solve issues in Pueblo’s food system and this grant will expand the work in food systems and to work to increase outreach in the LGBTQ+ community.

A new grant award to PFP was received from Colorado Blueprint to End Hunger and their fiscal sponsor The Trailhead Institute for a $53,625 award. This grant adds to PFP’s Community Food Pantry program which has received over $875,000 in funding since 2020 from the Colorado Blueprint to End Hunger Food Pantry Assistance Program and other funders.

A $20,000 grant award was received by PFP from The Colorado Centennial Fund, a subsidiary of the Caring for Colorado Foundation. This is the second award PFP has received from Caring for Colorado Foundation which supports the work of the Pueblo Food Project to expand cooking class program, by adding more cooking classes, and including classes on food preservation, child nutrition and gardening.

The Pueblo Food Project is a community coalition, composed of five working groups, three task forces, an advisory council and a youth council. The Pueblo Food Project is open to anyone interested in the local food system. Mayor Nicholas Gradisar chairs the Pueblo Food Project. The goal of the Pueblo Food Project (PFP) is to develop a vibrant, sustainable, nutritious and equitable local food system that supports all eaters in Pueblo County.

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