Healthy Food

Capito, Manchin Announce Funding to Enhance Entry to Wholesome Meals Sources

CHARLESTON, W. Va. — US Senators Shelley Moore Capito (RW.Va.) and Joe Manchin (DW.Va.), each members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, introduced as we speak $713,879 from the US Division of Agriculture’s (USDA) Wholesome Meals Financing Initiative (HFFI). This funding shall be used to assist develop meals techniques that assist the well being and financial vibrancy of 5 communities throughout West Virginia.

“West Virginians deserve entry to meals that’s each wholesome and inexpensive, however meals deserts that develop in our rural communities usually squeeze accessibility, creating main logistical challenges,” Senator Capito mentioned. “This funding from USDA will assist function a catalyst to construct meals retail enterprise initiatives in our communities, and ensure sources attain the components of the Mountain State the place they’re wanted most.”

“Each West Virginian ought to have entry to high quality, inexpensive meals and a roof over their head every night time. Addressing meals insecurity continues to be one in every of my prime priorities, and I’m happy USDA is investing in West Virginia meals organizations by means of its Wholesome Meals Financing Initiative to strengthen meals provide chains, increase grocery supply and reinforce meals outreach efforts,” Senator Manchin mentioned. “I stay up for seeing the optimistic impacts of this funding and as a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I’ll proceed to advocate for sources to fight meals insecurity and bolster wholesome, nutritious meals techniques throughout the Mountain State.”

Particular person awards listed beneath:

  • $184,069 – Higher East Financial Growth (EDGE) Included: Mountain Farm Group Grocery (Kimball, W.Va.)

  • $180,000 – H&T Farm Market: H&T Farm Market Revitalization (Misplaced Metropolis, W.Va.)

  • $154,810 – The Wild Ramp: The Wild Ramp Meals Supply Program (Huntington, W.Va.)

  • $125,000 – HU Market: Traditionally City Market aka HU Market (Bluefield, W.Va.)

  • $70,000 – Upscaling Retail Gross sales for Meals Entry: Upscaling Retail Gross sales for Meals Entry (Talcott, W.Va.)

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