The Mazda Foundation (USA) Inc., announces a total of $30,000 in grants to the Greater Chicago Food Depository and the Northern Illinois Food Bank to help the organizations meet unprecedented demand for food caused by the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Each Chicago-area organization received $15,000 from the Mazda Foundation. The funds will enable the Greater Chicago Food Depository to serve 45,000 meals to Chicago-area residents. It also will allow the Northern Illinois Food Bank to purchase $120,000 of groceries for distribution to residents of 13 counties across Northern Illinois.
The awards to the Food Depository and Food Bank are two of nine grant awards that the Mazda Foundation made this month to address food insecurity in six major metropolitan areas across the United States. In total, the grants will enable the awardees to serve an estimated 730,000 meals in the next 12 months.
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