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2018 Grant Application

Apply now to fund local projects, programs, or initiatives that focus on fighting hunger in Memphis. 

Grants will be considered up to $5,000. 

In 2011, Memphis was singled out as the most food insecure city in America. St. John's United Methodist Church  members saw the need to fill empty bowls in Memphis and sought initiatives for change. Memphis Empty Bowls Project's (MEBP) first event was in 2012. The 2019 meal will mark the 6th such event in Memphis. The local project is an initiative of  the food justice ministries at St. John's in Midtown Memphis. Since 2012, MEBP has raised over $125,000.

The goals of the project are threefold: 

1. Raising awareness about food insecurity in our city

2. Raising funds and publicity for local organizations  committed to fighting hunger

3. Encouraging our community to experience creativity as an act of compassionate service to our neighbors

Download Grant Application

Applications must be received no later than Saturday, June 30

Notification of Award: September 1, 2018

See Application for more details

Email questions to [email protected]

Grant Application

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