SOURCE: Gardenburger

Gardenburger

September 01, 2009 10:30 ET

Community Garden Grants Awarded to 14 Nonprofit Organizations

Gardenburger® Brand Veggie Products Provides Necessary Funds to Help Create or Sustain Community Gardening Projects

BATTLE CREEK, MI--(Marketwire - September 1, 2009) -  According to the National Gardening Association, the average family can grow $600 worth of vegetables with just a $70 investment.1 However, those who live in urban areas and don't have access to their own land cannot take advantage of this money-saving activity. To help provide more people with access to fresh fruits and vegetables, Gardenburger brand veggie products -- through its Community Garden Grants Program -- is awarding necessary funding to 14 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations to help them create or maintain a community gardening project.

  • Each organization requested between $1,000 and $10,000 in grant funding.
  • Based on the evaluation of a group of judges (two gardening experts and a Gardenburger brand representative), the following organizations (in alphabetical order) will be awarded the grant monies they requested for their community gardening projects:
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QUOTE:
"Community gardens across the country share the same philosophy as Gardenburger: to make food that matters to people and their world," said Ami Krishan, associate director, Gardenburger. "We were inspired by the wonderful work that all of the organizations who applied for a grant are doing to provide community members with access to fresh fruits and vegetables, and are very excited to help 14 of them bring their community gardening projects to fruition."

ABOUT GARDENBURGER:
Gardenburger® brand is the original veggie burger made with real, natural ingredients including a variety of vegetables and whole grains. At Gardenburger, we believe that people need a balanced diet to live a healthy lifestyle. That's why we cultivate great tasting foods that meet a diverse array of nutritional needs. Our product line includes a variety of veggie patties, including The Original, Veggie Medley, Black Bean Chipotle, Sun-Dried Tomato Basil and Portabella. Gardenburger products can be found in the frozen food or natural food sections of grocery stores, and in natural food stores nationwide. For more information, visit the Gardenburger web site at www.gardenburger.com.

LINKS:
Gardenburger Grants Information:
www.gardenburger.com/Grants.aspx
Gardenburger Brand Site:
www.Gardenburger.com
Gardenburger Facebook Page:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/GardenburgerTM-Community-Garden-Grants-and-Initiatives/59579697723

1 Wall Street Journal Online, "How Much Can Growing a Vegetable Garden Save You?", Neal Templin, April 16, 2009

Contact Information

  • CONTACT:
    Jessica Wickliffe
    Hunter Public Relations
    212-679-6600 Ext. 297
    JWickliffe@hunterpr.com

    Mike Morrisey
    Gardenburger
    269-961-9485