In a bid to address food insecurity and support their local community, Grubhub has unveiled the Full Plate Program, which will provide a total of $1 million in microgrants to Chicago-based nonprofits dedicated to offering food and meal services.
This exciting initiative, which was announced in a press release on Wednesday, will allow eligible organizations to apply for grants of up to $10,000 to bolster their efforts in combating hunger and improving access to nutritious food. The application window opened on Wednesday, October 25th, and will run until Monday, November 13th, closing at 5 p.m. The successful awardees will be announced in December, just in time for the holiday season.
Brianna Morris, Senior Manager of Community Impact at Grubhub, expressed her pride in supporting community organizations striving to make a difference in their neighborhoods. She highlighted that Grubhub’s commitment to addressing food insecurity stems from the knowledge that one in five households in Chicago faces this critical issue.
Morris emphasized, “Knowing that one in five Chicago households are facing food insecurity, we were inspired to expand our impact and launch the Full Plate Program.”
The funding for the Full Plate Program is sourced from the Grubhub Community Fund, and the grant program will be jointly administered by Grubhub in collaboration with Greater Chicago Food Depository and Nourishing Hope.
This initiative stands as a testament to Grubhub’s dedication to being an active participant in the fight against hunger and food insecurity in Chicago. It also highlights the potential for the food technology industry to make a meaningful impact on local communities.