Youth Service America and the Sodexo Foundation

$500 Grants for Youth-Led Hunger Initiatives


Youth Service America and the Sodexo FoundationYouth Service America (YSA) and the Sodexo Foundation are awarding 25 Sodexo Youth Grants, totaling $500 each, in an effort to support youth-led service projects in conjunction with National Hunger & Homeless Awareness Week (Nov. 13-20, 2011).

Applicants must be between the ages of 5 and 25 to qualify and the project idea must take place, at least in part, during National Hunger & Homeless Awareness Week.

More than 17 million kids in the United States are at risk of hunger, according to the YSA, including the one in four children that rely on free or reduced-price school meal programs.

Videos from past grant recipients are available on the YSA website. If considering the grant a good place to start may be the eligibility quiz.

Deadline is Sept. 16, 2011.

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Clay Duda

Clay Duda is a freelance multimedia journalist and photographer based in Atlanta, Ga. He is an editor at Creative Loafing, Atlanta's long-standing alternative weekly newspaper, and a former JJIE staffer.