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Transporting Healthy Food Grants

CSX and The Conservation Fund (TCF) have joined forces to help combat food insecurity. Specifically, CSX and TCF have launched a small grants program to help support our country’s local transportation network to distribute fresh, healthy food to communities in need. More than 23 million Americans across the country have limited or no access to fresh produce, dairy, meats and seafood. One of the contributing factors to these “food deserts” is the lack of local infrastructure to distribute fresh food to markets.

These grants will be used to address gaps in local food distribution by providing funds to enhance delivery capabilities which support a range of activities related to transportation. Projects could include mobile market

This program will offer grants ranging from $2,500 to $10,000 to local government and nonprofit entities that distribute fresh, local foods in the 23 states where CSX operates including North Carolina.

To apply, download the CSX Small Grants Program for Transporting Healthy Food Grant Application (PDF), which includes a budget form.  A sample budget form can be found at the end of the application for reference.  All eligibility requirements and instructions, as well as supplementary information about the program, are available on the application.  For questions about the application, download, or alternate file formats, please contact Margarita Carey at

All applications are due by October 1, 2014. See more at:

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