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    The Pre-Application for the Food Distribution Assistance Program is due November 15th at noon. The Pre-Application is the first stage in the Food Distribution Assistance Program application process. Organizations must complete the Pre-Application to be eligible to move to the next stage.

    Visit our website to download the guidelines and required documents for the Pre-Application.

    The N.C. General Assembly appropriated $10 million to Golden LEAF for the Food Distribution Assistance Program. This program is funded by federal State Fiscal Recovery Funds through the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

    Funds for the Food Distribution Assistance Program may be used for the following:

  • Grants to nonprofit organizations to assist those organizations in (i) becoming eligible to be partner agencies of a North Carolina food bank or (ii) enhancing or expanding the capacity of current partner agencies of North Carolina food banks.
  • Grants to nonprofit organizations to assist those organizations in (i) establishing a school-based weekend food assistance program or (ii) enhancing or expanding the capacity of current school-based weekend food assistance programs.

    The Golden LEAF Foundation expects that applications will exceed funds available for this program. Awarded funds will be used to address a clearly defined gap in existing food assistance networks.

    Only charitable nonprofit organizations based in North Carolina are eligible to apply for this grant program.

    For more information, visit https://www.goldenleaf.org/food-distribution/.
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