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The Wonderful Company establishes $1M COVID-19 relief fund for Central Valley, submissions now open

Posted at 5:05 PM, Aug 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-03 20:05:21-04

LOS ANGELES, Calif.  — The Wonderful Company announced on Tuesday that it has established a $1 million relief punch too help nonprofit organizations and schools in the Central Valley.

“Now more than ever, we are focused on the health and well-being of our employees, both while they are doing the essential work of feeding our nation and when they return home to be with their families. We are doing everything in our power to support the vulnerable communities where our employees live and work. Our hope is that our $1 million fund will help to stimulate or reinvigorate many vital programs whose budgets have been cut in the face of this devastating pandemic,” said Andy Anzaldo, chief operating officer of Philanthropy at The Wonderful Company.

“The Wonderful Company has become a critical partner in our ongoing efforts to provide fresh produce to rural communities like Wasco and Delano through our annual Farmers’ Market program in the spring and summer,” said Jeremy Tobias, CEO at Community Action Partnership of Kern (CAPK). “As we face the COVID-19 health crisis, these efforts have become vital for our communities. We’ve been able to use generous funding from the Wonderful Community Grants program to collect and deliver healthy fruits, vegetables, and staple foods to thousands of low-income individuals and families who are facing the greatest challenges during this pandemic.”

Submissions are now open for COVID-19 relief grants ranging from $1,000–$100,000.

Applications must be submitted by August 31 to receive priority and all participating organizations will be notified by September 14.

To learn more about the submission process and requirements, please visit the Wonderful Community Grants.