Milwaukee approves $400K in grants for fresh food access

Posted at 11:06 AM, Apr 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-17 14:59:54-04

MILWAUKEE — The city of Milwaukee has approved up to $400,000 in grants for local programs that give access to fresh food.

Milwaukee has identified 24 different programs that assist under-served neighborhoods in gaining access to fresh food. These programs will share a total of $400,000 in city-funded grants.

The programs receiving these grants are located all over the city, with some on the north side, some on the south side, and some on the west side.

“Milwaukee neighborhoods that lack healthy food options and information leave residents vulnerable. And, these same neighborhoods have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19,” Mayor Tom Barrett said. “City government is making an investment to improve access to nutritious food in order to address one part of this health issue.”

12 of the grants will go to programs that educate people and promote healthy eating habits. Another 12 will go to programs that are moving forward in projects that provide buildings, equipment, and supplies.

Those receiving the grants are:

Fresh Food Access Fund Grant Awardees Educational Programs

$5,000 Bayview Community Center
$5,000 Children's Community Health Plan
$5,000 Core EL Centro
$5,000 Cross Lutheran Church
$5,000 Dominican Center for Women
$5,000 FoodRight
$5,000 HeartLove Place Inc
$1,500 Near West Side Partners
$3,525 Northwest Side CDC
$5,000 The Gathering of Southeast WI
$3,200 Tikkun Ha-lr of Milwaukee
$4,055 YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee

Capital Programs

$38,840 The Table Alice's Garden
$37,500 Walnut Way
$25,000Friedens Community Ministries
$55,000 Milwaukee Board of School Directors
$17,600 Groundwork Milwaukee
$10,000 MacCanon Brown Homeless Sanctuary
$55,000 Victory Garden Initiative
$50,000 Hunger Task Force
$12,780 Housing Authority of the City Milwaukee
$10,000 Pickle Alley Produce
$10,000 Muslim Community Health Center
$21,200 Mt Calvary Community Development

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