NEWMAN’S Own Foundation has announced US$100,000 in grants for New Zealand projects focused on nutrition. The funding is available for charitable organisations that run nutrition programs, particularly those dedicated to education and fresh food access for underserved communities.

A report released by Children’s Commissioner Russell Wills in December last year highlighted that 27% of all New Zealand children were under the standard 60% income poverty line and, of those, 10% were in severe and persistent poverty.

“We are inspired by the creative approaches that are growing in the nonprofit sector to help address challenging issues around nutrition. In recent years, the Foundation has significantly increased its support for nutrition projects in New Zealand and around the world. Our goal is to help continue the momentum that is building to help create more and better food choices for those who need it most,” says Robert H. Forrester, president and CEO of Newman’s Own Foundation.

Newman’s Own Foundation is an independent organisation created by late actor and philanthropist Paul Newman with applications for grants of up to US$25,000 open until the end of this month. Application details can be found at

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