Hunger Fight awarded Small Business, Big Impact grant

HUNGER FIGHT, Inc.  has received a $2,000 grant as one of the top 10 finalists for the Small Business, Big Impact Award. The grant, which was presented by AWeber, one of the world’s leading email marketing and automation platforms, will help Hunger Fight make an even greater impact on the communities they serve. Hunger Fight was one of 1,600 submissions for this Award, and the only one from the State of Florida to become a finalist.

Hunger Fight, based in the Pine Forest area, plans to use the grant to produce 1,500 4-serving, shelf-stable meal packs that will be distributed to elementary-age children at risk for hunger. The award will also be used to purchase 200 books for preschool children.

“We are very grateful and humbled by the recognition we received from AWeber as a Small Business, Big Impact Award finalist,” said Sherri Porter, Hunger Fight founder and executive director. “To be recognized and supported for the work we do addressing the issues of hunger and illiteracy in our community inspires us to continue making a difference in the lives of the children we serve.”

As one of the top 10 finalists, Hunger Fight also received free AWeber email marketing services for life, to help them improve their marketing efforts, reach more people, and build stronger relationships with their community.

Hunger Fight programming is a two-pronged approach to address hunger and illiteracy in children: Feed the Need to Read, a literacy program for children ages birth to age 5, and Feed the Backpack, a nutrition program for school age children. Hunger Fight strongly believes that every child should be well fed and well read.

“AWeber created this award as a way to celebrate 20 years of supporting small businesses and nonprofits through our email marketing and automation platform, as well as to recognize the tremendous contribution they make in their communities,” said Brandon Olson, marketing communications manager at AWeber. “We’re thrilled to recognize Hunger Fight for the incredible work they are doing to end hunger and illiteracy among our nation’s communities.”