UNFI Foundation Impact

Impact

2021 Funding

In 2021, the UNFI Foundation awarded more than $1 million to 89 nonprofits across the United States to support our mission of building better food systems and nurturing everyday health.

"We believe everyone deserves access to fresh, healthy food. Through our grants, we’re making better food more accessible to more people across the U.S. and helping our children adopt healthy eating practices early in life. We are proud to be able to support these pioneering organizations in our communities." – Alisha Real, Executive Director

View our Grantees page for a full listing of this year's recipients.

 

2021 Impact

Our grant partners have made a big difference this year with our support. Here are some highlights:
 

Mom filling child's lunchbox
Mom packing child's backpack with food
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Created 6,000+ acres of organic farmland

Fostered 2000 new organic farmers

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Established 10,446 new access points to fresh, healthy food in vulnerable communities

Delivered $7,000,000+ worth of fresh, healthy food to at-risk community members

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Distributed 10.9M pounds of fresh, healthy food to those in need

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Created 31 school gardens

Taught 200,000+ kids at 767 schools about healthy eating