BOSTON — Non-profit Oldways and its Whole Grains Council (W.G.C.) have launched “Good Grains for a Good Cause,” a program designed to award charities that address food insecurity, such as food pantries or soup kitchens.

Individuals are encouraged to nominate their favorite charities on the W.G.C. web site ( between Aug. 15 and Sept. 30. At the end of September, one qualifying charity will be randomly selected to win a variety of whole grain foods and national recognition.

“Charities throughout the country are doing important work to feed Americans needing support, and during Whole Grains Month, we want to honor these efforts,” said Cynthia Harriman, director of food and nutrition strategies for the W.G.C. and Oldways. “Good Grains for a Good Cause helps consumers recognize good work in their communities, while bringing the importance of eating nutritious and delicious whole grains top of mind.”

The W.G.C. also has created the Good Grains for a Good Cause spotlight on the W.G.C. web site, highlighting 30 companies that are doing good deeds. Each day in September, a different company will be featured along with the work they are doing to help end hunger.