WESTPORT — Newman’s Own Foundation, established by the late actor Paul Newman, a longtime Westport resident, invites people to help select organizations fighting food insecurity to receive a share of its “$100K Community Giveaway.”

The Westport-based foundation was created by Newman to distribute all profits from sales of Newman’s Own food and beverages to philanthropic causes, and the $100,000 giveaway is a new initiative to help realize that directive, according to a publicity release. 

People are invited to join the Newman’s Own Community Fund and vote from a list of selected “food justice organizations” to determine which will receive a share of more than $100,000 to be allocated by the foundation.

To participate, the public may register for free with Newman’s Own Community Fund and vote. Donations are also welcome, and according to the announcement, Newman’s Own Foundation will match the first $10,000 raised, increasing the overall size of the giveaway.

Final votes must be cast by 11:45 p.m. Nov. 28. Based on the total number of votes, Newman’s Own Foundation will offer three prizes in each of the two program areas — “Nutritious Food in Schools” and “Indigenous Food Justice” — of $25,000, $15,000 and $10,000, as well as a share of the pooled funds raised and matched in addition, according to the foundation.

“Now more than ever, we know that we need to work with incredible community-based organizations that can address root causes and bring forth community-based solutions, including relying on centuries of indigenous wisdom when it comes to regenerative agriculture and healthy eating to promote food justice for kids,” Alex Amouyel, the president and CEO of Newman’s Own Foundation, said in the statement.