CHICAGO, Nov. 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Conagra Brands, Inc. (NYSE: CAG) today presented Chance the Rapper a grant to Chicago Public Schools which ensures that more students have access to enrichment education. The donation is part of a multi-year grant from the Conagra Brands Foundation that will provide $300,000 to SocialWorks, the charitable organization founded by Chance, and its New Chance Fund which has impacted 20 schools and more than 6,800 students.
Conagra Brands began its partnership with Chance the Rapper, Chicago native, in 2017 in response to his commitment to donate $1 million in funding to Chicago Public Schools and encouragement of local companies to help the cause. Through SocialWorks' support of the Chicago Public School Foundation, Conagra's donation will continue strengthening curriculum, providing support materials and creating enrichment opportunities for students inside the school day, at schools that did not have existing enrichment programs and have had low ratings and budget cuts.
"We're honored to continue extending our support to Chance the Rapper, SocialWorks and the Chicago community, home of our company headquarters," said Robert Rizzo, Senior Director of Community Investment for Conagra Brands. "Conagra cares deeply about the impact it makes on areas where our employees, consumers and customers live and work, and our partnership with Chance enables us to put our values into action. Together we're making a difference by empowering today's youth with education, shaping a better future for all of us."
"SocialWorks and I are proud to share a passion for providing quality education to Chicago students with Conagra Brands," said SocialWorks' founder Chance the Rapper. "We encourage other local companies to join us in supporting our city and CPS."
SocialWorks' New Chance Fund gifts Chicago Public School schools $100,000 for three years to implement enrichment programming. To learn more about how to support Chicago Public Schools, visit www.socialworkschi.org.
For a video of the Conagra Brands Foundation's grant presentation to SocialWorks, visit the Conagra Brands Facebook page.
About Conagra Brands
Conagra Brands, Inc. (NYSE: CAG), headquartered in Chicago, is one of North America's leading branded food companies. Guided by an entrepreneurial spirit, Conagra Brands combines a rich heritage of making great food with a sharpened focus on innovation. The company's portfolio is evolving to satisfy people's changing food preferences. Conagra's iconic brands, such as Birds Eye®, Duncan Hines®, Healthy Choice®, Marie Callender's®, Reddi-wip®, and Slim Jim®, as well as emerging brands, including Angie's® BOOMCHICKAPOP®, Duke's®, Earth Balance®, Gardein®, and Frontera®, offer choices for every occasion. For more information, visit www.conagrabrands.com.
About Conagra Brands Foundation
Conagra Brands Foundation believes everyone has a right to healthy and nutritious food knowing that food insecurity exists in every U.S. county. The Foundation partners with exceptional national and local nonprofits with high-impact programs located in the communities where we live and work. By focusing our efforts within five areas: Direct Food Access, Cooking Skills, Nutrition Education, Healthy and Active Lifestyles and Urban Agriculture, we are able to be a leader in the fight against food insecurity in North America.
SocialWorks aims to empower youth through the arts, education, and civic engagement while fostering leadership, accessibility, and positivity within Chicago. Our initiatives, OpenMike, Warmest Winter, Kids of the Kingdom, the New Chance: Arts & Literature Fund, and My State of Mind, were created to advocate for youth and the fulfillment of their individual success in all its forms. We're excited to continue to bring impact and we hope to continue to do so through innovation and collaboration.
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