Community Garden Grants Available; Two Weeks Left to Submit Application

Gardenburger Will Award Grants of up to $10,000 to 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organizations

BATTLE CREEK, MI--(Marketwire - April 28, 2009) - Today, demand for participation in community gardens is at an all-time high, and those involved are learning the importance of healthy eating through the cultivation of fresh produce. To help communities establish and grow the community gardens in their neighborhoods, Gardenburger® brand veggie products is pleased to announce the formation of its Community Garden Grants Program.

  • The Gardenburger Community Garden Grants Program will provide necessary support to 501(c)3 non-profit organizations looking to create or sustain a community gardening project.
  • A representative may apply for a grant on behalf of his/her non-profit organization, and can request up to $10,000 in grant funding for a community garden activity that will provide community residents with improved quality of life that comes from access to fresh fruits and vegetables.
  • Organizations interested in being considered for a Gardenburger Community Garden Grant should visit to download the application form and view the terms and conditions.
  • All completed grant applications -- which include the application form, a copy of the organization's 501(c)3 non-profit letter from the IRS, the statement of purpose for the proposed project, the line-item budget for the proposed project, and support materials -- must be received by May 15, 2009.
  • Grant applicants must be U.S citizens or legal residents, 21 years of age or older at the time of entry, and employed by, a member of, or affiliated with the 501(c)3 non-profit organization they're nominating. Only registered 501(c)3 non-profit organizations are eligible to receive a Gardenburger Community Garden Grant.

"At Gardenburger, our mission is to make food that matters to people and their world," said Ami Krishan, associate director, Gardenburger. "Community gardens across the country share this same philosophy, which is why we're proud to support their important work through our new Gardenburger Community Garden Grants Program. Our hope is that, with assistance from Gardenburger, these organizations can continue to provide their community members with real good food from this good earth -- something that Gardenburger has been doing for over 20 years."

About Gardenburger
Gardenburger® is the original veggie burger made with real, natural ingredients including a variety of vegetables and whole grains. At Gardenburger, we believe that people need a balanced diet to live a healthy lifestyle. That's why we cultivate great tasting foods that meet a diverse array of nutritional needs. Our product line includes a variety of veggie patties, including The Original, Veggie Medley®, Black Bean Chipotle, Sun-Dried Tomato Basil and Portabella. Gardenburger products can be found in the frozen food or natural food sections of grocery stores, and in natural food stores nationwide. For more information, visit the Gardenburger web site at

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Contact Information: Contact: Jessica Wickliffe Hunter Public Relations 212-679-6600 Ext. 297