Forefront to provide capacity training to hunger-relief organizations in new Tyson cohort

Forefront and Tyson Foods are thrilled to announce the nonprofit organizations that have been selected as part of a new learning cohort.

Through the support of Tyson Foods, Forefront will provide 18 hunger relief organizations with assessments and the relevant training to strengthen their capacity and create even more impact in our communities. Each participant will build new foundations of information, practice, and skills that they can use to strengthen and grow their organization.

Nonprofits working in hunger relief were invited to apply in November. Members of the new cohort include:

Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry
Bloom Township Food Pantry
Glen Ellyn Food Pantry
HCS Family Services
Illinois Hunger Coalition
Lakeview Pantry
Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry
Open Arms Ministries
People’s Resource Center
Ravenswood Community Services
REACH Food Pantry
Respond Now
West Suburban Community Pantry

A capacity assessment that identifies organizational strengths and challenges, and provides recommendations for addressing their most important capacity building needsThese organizations will receive access to: Six nonprofit management workshops curated to meet the learning needs of cohort members, a group of peers to whom they can turn for collaboration, help, and support, 12 months of access to Peer Skill Share, 1 year of Forefront Membership, and an honorarium.

“Since 2000, Tyson Foods has donated more than 100 million pounds of protein in the United States,” says Matt Pakula, senior manager, corporate social responsibility, Tyson Foods. “Now we want the world to see how much good that food can do by building the capacity of the organizations serving the hungry day-in and day-out.”


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