The Community Health Council of Rutherford County applied for funding from The Dogwood Health Trust with the intent of sharing those funds to support area food providers. We are pleased to announce that we received $27,800 to be shared to benefit food distribution efforts in Rutherford County. Funds will be used to help agencies that experienced increased demand due to the COVID19 pandemic. We are grateful to the Dogwood Health Trust for this opportunity to serve Rutherford County residents.

The Healthy Eating Committee of the Health Council has developed a grant application process for organizations to use to apply. Although all Rutherford County food providers will be considered, we are especially seeking applications from food distribution organizations that might not otherwise be eligible for funding. Organizations who apply are not required to be 501 c 3 organization since the funding was made to the Health Council, already an eligible non-profit organization. Funds may be requested for food itself, or for any element that increases the capacity to provide food more efficiently, such as equipment, transportation, utilities, or outreach efforts.

Please find an application at the Health Council website at or email to receive an application.

Completed applications will be due by January 22, 2021. Instructions to apply are included on the application itself.

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