Ag Against Hunger, Salinas, Calif., received a $35,000 grant to help update its cooler facility, trucks and other equipment as well as fund the day-to-day operations.

The grant came from the Metabolic Studio, a project of the Annenberg Foundation under the direction of Artist and Foundation Director Lauren Bon, the agency said in a news release.
Ag Against Hunger applied for the grant, which was announced July 31, said Abby Taylor-Silva, Ag Against Hunger’s executive director. Taylor-Silva said the grant will allow Ag Against Hunger “to distribute over 850,000 pounds of produce to people throughout California and beyond.”

Ag Against Hunger is a non-profit agency providing fresh donated produce to food banks in Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Benito counties, and statewide and out-of-state when the fresh produce needs of local food banks are satisfied. Since 1990, area growers and shippers have donated more than 154 million pounds of fresh fruit and vegetables.

Ag Against Hunger grant helps update equipment