Davidson, Zabel announce grants to help nonprofit organizations

HARRISBURG, May 21 – State Reps. Margo Davidson and Mike Zabel announced the approval of Department of Environmental Protection Food Recovery Infrastructure Grants to fight hunger and prevent food waste in Delaware County.

“The grants announced today address food and hunger insecurity in our diverse community, which is hurting during this current health pandemic and economic downturn,” Davidson said. “This money will go a long way to help people and families, many of whom don’t know where they can find their next meals.”

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in an increased demand on charitable food systems. DEP’s expanded grant program ensures food banks are adequately supplied to meet the needs of Pennsylvania residents.

“This health crisis has inflicted financial distress and uncertainty throughout our community,” Zabel said. “While many nonprofit organizations and community leaders have stepped up to lend a hand, the money provided by these grants will help provide meals and a temporary reprieve for so many people in our community who are wondering how they will be able to feed their family today, tomorrow and during the weeks to come.”

The following grants were approved today:

A full list of grants awarded throughout the state today can be found online.