UNFI Foundation Impact


2019 Funding

In 2019, the UNFI Foundation awarded more than $1 million to nearly 70 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 Grantee Map for a full listing of this year's recipients.


2019 Expected Impact

Our grant partners are going to make a big difference this year with our support. Here are some highlights:

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Mom packing child's backpack with food
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Create 149,079 acres of organic farmland

Foster 915 new organic farmers

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Establish 664 new access points to fresh, healthy food in vulnerable communities

Deliver $4.1M worth of fresh, healthy food to at-risk community members

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Distribute 2.5M pounds of fresh, healthy food to those in need

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Create 530 school gardens

Teach 176,786 kids at 541 schools about healthy eating