PSU Philanthropy Class Presents $7,500 Grant to Food Program


credit: Inside Florida

Ten Rivers Food Web established an innovative program that target diabetes patients to support them with healthier food alternatives.

The program received a $7,500 grant by the students of Portland State University's (PSU) Hands-On Philanthropy class. Said program is an expansion of Thatís My Farmer SNAP program that provides incentives to those who buy food at local farmersí markets with their SNAP privileges.


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Federal Programs Related to - Diabetes

Programs that support the prevention, treatment and cure of diabetes, a disorder in which the pancreas produces too little insulin with the result that the body is unable to adequately metabolize sugar.

Federal Programs Related to - Food, Agriculture & Nutrition, General/Other

Programs that provide information and services that endeavor to improve food resources and to ensure that the basic nutritional needs of the community are met.

Federal Programs Related to - Food

Programs that provide access to free or low-cost food products by distributing groceries and providing meals.

Food Assistance Programs

Federal Programs Related to - Nutrition

Programs that provide information concerning the basic principles of healthful eating, food handling and preparation, and shopping skills. Includes programs on dietary choices such as vegetarianism.

Nutrition Education; Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children; WIC; ; Nutrition Assistance Programs; Vegetarianism.

Federal Programs Related to - Philanthropy, Voluntarism & Grantmaking, General/Other

Private nonprofit organizations whose primary purpose is to promote the practice of charitable giving and volunteering or to represent and serve a wide range of philanthropic and charitable institutions.



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