Chick-fil-A grants Milwaukee's Hunger Task Force $50,000 as 'True Inspiration Award' recipient

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The Hunger Task Force has been named a recipient of a $50,000 grant through the annual Chick-fil-A True Inspiration Awards program. It was one of 34 organizations to receive a grant through the program this year. 

According to a release from Chick-fil-A, Hunger Task Force is making a profound impact in Milwaukee and this grant will further its efforts in the community.

The chosen organizations received a combined total of $5 million in grants to expand their community efforts in the areas of education, hunger and homelessness. In addition to serving their communities in these areas, the recipient organizations are either Black-led or serve communities of color.

The True Inspiration Awards were established in 2015 to carry on Chick-fil-A founder S. Truett Cathy’s legacy of generosity and community service. Since that time, 204 organizations across 36 states, Washington, D.C., and Canada have been awarded grants totaling more than $17 million. After increasing its investment in the initiative last year, Chick-fil-A has awarded individual grants ranging from $50,000 to $350,000.

“Despite the challenges these organizations have faced in the past few years, the 2022 grant recipients have demonstrated incredible passion, perseverance and leadership as they have continued to enact meaningful change in their communities,” said Rodney Bullard, vice president of corporate social responsibility for Chick-fil-A, Inc. “We are inspired by the impact these organizations have every day, from providing essential items to those affected by Hurricane Ida to enabling access to online education for students during the pandemic. We’re honored to invest in the future of these organizations and help them enhance their life-changing work and grow their impact.” 

Here is a full list of the recipients can be found here.

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