FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 14, 2023
City of Milwaukee Accepting Applications for New Round of Fresh Food Access Grants
MILWAUKEE – The City of Milwaukee is launching the latest round of the Fresh Food Access Fund this week with new grants available to support healthy food initiatives in Milwaukee.
The Fresh Food Access Fund will provide a total of $100,000 to support for-profit and not-for-profit efforts that increase the availability of healthy food options in underserved areas. Applications for this round of grants must be submitted by 4:00pm (CT) on Friday, May 12, 2023.
“Access to fresh, nutritious foods is essential for healthy families and children, better educational outcomes, and stronger Milwaukee neighborhoods,” said Mayor Cavalier Johnson. “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.”
Alderman Khalif J. Rainey, a longtime advocate of providing fresh foods to underserved communities, is looking forward to funds being issued and utilized. “I was proud to lead the Common Council legislation that created the Fresh Food Access Fund to support healthier families and neighborhoods in Milwaukee,” said Alderman Rainey. “I look forward to these dollars making an impact in the community by expanding access to healthy food options and promoting healthier lifestyles for residents.”
Grants can go toward a range of initiatives that promote healthy food goals. The Fresh Food Access Fund is expected to draw grant applications that add and improve healthy food access at retail locations and not-for-profit agencies. In previous years, matching Fresh Food Access Fund grants were awarded to 41 different projects.
More information about the program is available at milwaukee.gov/FFAF.