Agape Meals for Kids Awarded Grant from The Starbucks Foundation

The Neighborhood Grant recognizes the community impact the organization has in addressing childhood hunger on Long Island.

As part of The Starbucks Foundation’s Neighborhood Grants program, Agape Meals for Kids was selected to receive a $10,000 grant. This grant award is thanks to nominations from local Starbucks partners (employees) who recognized the work of the organization on Long Island in addressing childhood hunger.

Through its unique program, The Starbucks Foundation invites Starbucks partners to nominate a local organization in their community. Since 2019, more than 8,000 organizations have been awarded grants, amounting to more than $12.5 million.

Agape Meals for Kids provides backpacks of food and snacks to hundreds of children every week. These are children who would otherwise have little to no food over the weekend.

“This grant will enable us to commit to providing many more children with these backpacks. We know that children who are in backpack programs do better at school and have improved
physical and emotional health. So, this grant will have a long-term positive impact on these children and their communities. We’re so grateful for this amazing support!”
Irene Michalos
Founder, Agape Meals for Kids

The Starbucks Foundation’s Neighborhood Grants program supports grassroots, community-led nonprofit organizations through catalytic investments in the form of grants. Neighborhood Grants also help build sustained local impact and inspire increased partner (employee) engagement with nonprofit organizations that work in their communities.

“Our partners (employees) know their communities best, and have shared great insights about the organizations helping to uplift others in their neighborhoods, from addressing homelessness and fighting hunger to supporting youth and families,” said Alicia Vermaele, executive director of The Starbucks Foundation. “Through our latest round of Neighborhood Grants, we’re proud to support local organizations nominated by Starbucks partners who make our communities stronger.”

Learn more about the Neighborhood Grants program at Starbucks Stories.

The Starbucks Foundation
The Starbucks Foundation strengthens humanity by transforming lives across the world, with a focus on enabling community resiliency and prosperity and uplifting communities affected by disaster. Established in 1997, The Starbucks Foundation is a Section 501(c)(3) charitable organization under U.S. law.