Chattanooga Area Food Bank Receives $10,000 Grant From 2015 Red Nose Day Fund

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

The Chattanooga Area Food Bank (CAFB), through its partnership with Feeding America, was named one of the beneficiaries of NBC’s three-hour “Red Nose Day” special, which was televised on Thursday, May 21. Feeding America was one of 12 poverty-fighting charities that benefited from the television event. Through the Red Nose Day Fund, the Chattanooga Area Food Bank received $10,000 in support of its Back Pack initiative addressing child hunger. 

Nationwide, the money raised during Red Nose Day was used to fund programs that address the immediate needs of children and young people living in poverty in the U.S. and internationally in Africa, Asia and Latin America. The funds that were raise during the event were split between domestic and international poverty issues. The CAFB was selected as a recipient of funds based on the region’s food insecurity rate and the geographic location. 

“We are very grateful that the Chattanooga Area Food Bank was selected as a beneficiary of Red Nose Day,” said Marisa Ogles, director of External Relations. “In our area, one in four children doesn’t know where their next meal is coming from. The funds we’ve received will directly impact the families we serve.” 

In the U.K., Red Nose Day has raised more than $1 billion in donations in 30 years for organizations addressing poverty. 



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