From Spectrum News 1:
About $100,000 is being put toward efforts to increase the availability of healthy food options in underserved areas of Milwaukee.
The City of Milwaukee announced Monday that seven for-profit and not-for-profit organizations supporting health food initiatives received this year’s Fresh Food Access Fund grants.
Many of the organizations are located in the north side and south side of Milwaukee. Each will be required to match the funds received. That means a total of $200,000 will go toward adding and improving healthy food access across Milwaukee.
“Access to fresh, nutritious foods is essential for healthy families and children, better educational outcomes, and stronger Milwaukee neighborhoods,” said Mayor Cavalier Johnson in a press release. “The Fresh Food Access Fund is once again providing grants for community partners that will work to foster a healthier Milwaukee. I am looking forward to this effort helping expand access to the healthy, nutritious foods that Milwaukeeans need.”
Other organizations that received smaller parts of the grant include Gerald L. Ignace Indian Health Center, Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee, HoneyBee Sage Wellness & Apothecary and We Got This Community Garden.
Read Spectrum News 1's article "$100,000 to go toward improving healthy food access in Milwaukee," featuring the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee.