MetLife Foundation awards $35,000 grant to Food Bank

December 13, 2012 at 3:39 PM

MetLife Foundation has announced a $35,000 grant to the Food Bank of Central New York.  The grant is part of MetLife Foundation’s Food Bank Initiative. The grant, one of thirteen awarded to communities across the country, will assist the Food Bank of Central New York in providing nutritious food and nutrition education throughout their 11-county service area.  

“Promoting healthy and strong communities is a cornerstone of MetLife Foundation’s work,” said Dennis White, president and CEO of MetLife Foundation.  “Food Banks are often on the front lines in the fight against hunger and play a vital role in meeting basic needs and providing critical services for their communities’ most vulnerable residents, including children and older adults.”

“We thank MetLife Foundation for their continued support of our work.  Their funds will allow us to ensure that more nutritious food options are available to individuals and families who are struggling to make ends meet,” said Thomas Slater, Executive Director at the Food Bank of Central New York. 

Since 2008, MetLife Foundation has awarded more than $3 million to help combat hunger. This has included support for the Food Bank Initiative, Meals on Wheels programs and the MetLife Healthy Families Program at the New York Botanical Garden.