The GSF Foundation’s mission is to improve the quality of life of children and families in need in the areas where GSF associates live and work through personal involvement and contributions.

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Who We Serve

The GSF Foundation supports more than 600 children’s charities and elementary schools across the U.S. to help those in need.  Building upon the existing charitable involvement of its associates, the Foundation partners with numerous local charities nominated by GSF employees, benefiting a variety of worthy organizations, children and families throughout the country.

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Coronavirus Prompts Heightened Foundation Support

March 27, 2020

In response to the evolving Coronavirus health pandemic, GSF Foundation has quickly taken action to help children and families in need during this unprecedented time. Foundation leaders have fast-tracked nearly $200,000 in food bank grants through matching funds for local Foundation committees.

“We’re seeing more food insecurity now, as children miss out on free school lunches and families grapple with job loss or reduced hours due to Coronavirus health and safety ordinances,” said Tess McAnena, GSF Foundation Executive Director. “Our associates are stepping up in this time of need to support the most vulnerable members of the communities where they work and live.”

Food Engineering article published on March 20 covered the Foundation’s efforts to help neighbors in need, in response to Coronavirus. In an interview with the outlet, Dr. Wayne Morgan, GSF’s Corporate Vice President and President, Protein Products and Sustainability, shared, “At the heart of Golden State Foods, we have our associate-led, associate-funded GSF Foundation that has already taken action to help children and families in need during this challenging time. Our Foundation leaders are currently fast-tracking food bank grants and offering matching funds for our facilities’ local Foundation committees to support neighbors in need in the communities where GSF associates work and live.”

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Your contribution can help the GSF Foundation provide shoes, coats and other necessities of life for at-risk children and families who would otherwise go without.

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Need Help

Since its inception in 2002, the GSF Foundation has granted funds to over 600 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations across the nation that align with our mission of improving the lives of children and families in need in the places where GSF Associates live and work.  As such, grant applications must include the signature of a current GSF Associate who has nominated an organization and its proposed project. Complete grant applications nominated by GSF Associates can be submitted for consideration at the local level and applications recommended by the local committees will be reviewed again at quarterly national Executive and Board meetings in Irvine, California.

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