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Hunger Relief Effort Closes the 2017 Summer Fancy Food Show

July 12, 2017 – After every Summer Fancy Food Show, there is a mass exodus from the Jacob Javits Center…and then a mass entrance. As the exhibit booths are broken down, carpeting is rolled up; and attendees leave in droves, it’s time for 253 City Harvest volunteers, sporting bright green shirts and even brighter smiles, to enter. Read More …

Specialty Food Foundation Opens Grant Period

March 1, 2016 – The Specialty Food Foundation is now accepting Letters of Inquiry (LOIs) for grants that will be awarded in December 2016 to U.S. organizations that do work in food recovery and hunger relief. Read More …

Specialty Food Foundation featured in Radio Interview

(February 9, 2016) – R. Gallyot’s AIRWAVES interviews Specialty Food Foundation’s Ron Tanner about the specialty food industry’s efforts to combat hunger. Listen and/or download here…

Specialty Food Foundation Funds 23 Anti-Hunger Programs

NEW YORK (Nov. 30, 2015) – The Specialty Food Foundation has awarded grants to 23 organizations working to break the cycle of hunger across the U.S. In all, the Foundation is granting $400,000 to 23 innovative organizations in 14 states. Read More …

Specialty Food Foundation Plans Event to Help Fight Hunger

NEW YORK (Sept. 15, 2015) – The Specialty Food Foundation is supporting Feeding America’s Hunger Action Month with its third Embrace Hunger Relief event, Sept. 21 – 27. Read More …

Specialty Food Association Honored for Anti-Hunger Work
Efforts Recognized by ASAE for Giving Back across the U.S.

NEW YORK (July 29, 2015) – The Specialty Food Association has been awarded a Power of A Gold Award from the American Society of Association Executives for its work to help reduce hunger and increase food recovery via the grant making, education and industry events of its Specialty Food Foundation. Read More …

Specialty Food Foundation Announces Embrace Hunger Relief Week
Opportunities to Give Back Across the U.S.

NEW YORK (April 6, 2015) – The Specialty Food Foundation is staging its second nationwide volunteer event, Embrace Hunger Relief Week. From April 27 to May 3, specialty food professionals across the U.S. will volunteer at local anti-hunger organizations to support the Foundation’s mission to help reduce hunger and increase food recovery. Read More …

Specialty Food Foundation Seeks Proposals from Anti-Hunger Organizations
Grant Program Now Accepting Letters of Inquiry

NEW YORK (March 19, 2015) – The Specialty Food Foundation, dedicated to hunger relief and food recovery, is now accepting letters of inquiry for its next funding cycle. Read More …

Hunger Relief, Food Recovery Efforts Hard at Work as Specialty Food Foundation Opens 2015 Grant Cycle

NEW YORK (March 17 2015) -A second year of funding has kicked off for the Specialty Food Foundation. The organization, which gave out $250,000 in grants in 2014, its inaugural year, is now accepting letters of inquiry from organizations working in hunger relief and food recovery efforts. Read More …

Specialty Food Foundation Announces Grants to 14 Anti-Hunger Programs
Organizations to be Celebrated at Winter Fancy Food Show

NEW YORK (Dec. 17, 2014) – The Specialty Food Foundation has awarded $250,000 in grants to support innovative organizations in ten states that are working to address hunger and improve food recovery. These are the first grants to be made by the Foundation, which was established earlier this year by the Specialty Food Association. Read More …

Specialty Food Foundation Announces Embrace Hunger Relief Day

NEW YORK (Sept. 24, 2014) – The Specialty Food Foundation is staging its first-ever volunteer event, Embrace Hunger Relief Day. On October 10, 2014, specialty food professionals across the U.S. will volunteer at local anti-hunger organizations to support the Foundation’s mission to help reduce hunger and increase food recovery.  Read More …

Specialty Food Foundation Established to Help Combat Hunger (Food Recovery Part of Mission)

NEW YORK (June 24, 2014) – The Specialty Food Association has established a foundation dedicated to hunger relief and food recovery. The Specialty Food Foundation will work to reduce hunger and increase food recovery efforts through grant making, education and industry events. Read More …