Pennsylvania Governor’s Administration Awards $9.6 Million in Grants to Help the Charitable Food System

These grants will allow food banks, shelters, and soup kitchens to cover the costs of equipment purchases necessary to prepare, transport and store food acquired from retailers, wholesalers, farms, processors and cooperatives.  Increased demand on the charitable food system related to COVID-19 has demonstrated an immediate need for resources to support additional cold storage space, and more flexibility and changes to this grant program.

The awards come from the expanded Food Recovery Infrastructure grant program announced in April.