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Minnie’s Food Pantry Received Project Innovation Grant
Thank you NBC 5, Telemundo 39 and the Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation! We are thrilled to have been chosen as a recipient. We look forward to utilizing the funds to build Minnie’s Learning Lab and continue to serve.
From their website:
NBC 5 and Telemundo 39 and the Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation today announced that 11 local nonprofits will receive a total of $315,000 in Project Innovations 2021 grants. The winning organizations feature programs that are addressing local community issues through innovative solutions in the areas of community engagement, culture of inclusion, next-generation storytelling and youth education and empowerment. This is the fourth consecutive year that NBC 5 and Telemundo 39 along with the Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation recognize local nonprofits with Project Innovation grants.
“Each year we get to go through this process, we are amazed by the number of organizations working to positively impact our community through innovative programs,” said Tom Ehlmann, NBC 5 and Telemundo 39 President and General Manager. “This past year’s crisis amplified the need for funding, and we are proud to continue Project Innovation.”
Project Innovation is presented by the Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation and NBC and Telemundo-owned stations located in 11 markets, including Dallas-Fort Worth. Grant applications opened on January 8 and closed on February 12. The stations created and gathered community panels to review grant applications and select final recipients. This year, the program funding levels increased in each participating market to $315,000 up from $225,000 and to $3.475 million across the 11 markets, up from $2.475 million.
MINNIE’S FOOD PANTRY, INC. (PLANO) – $50,000
Minnie’s Food Pantry and Learning Lab: Minnie’s Food Pantry (MFP) provides healthy meals and educational resources to children and families in need. MFP has experienced a 400% increase in households served during the COVID-19 pandemic. The program has expanded into schools and the virtual space by providing educational programming and resources to give families the tools to transform lives and become self-sufficient. Programming includes financial literacy, health, wellness and nutrition, job skills training, resume building and job placement.