UMCM wins a $100, 990 grant from the Foundation for a Healthy St. Pete for their new FISH Program

 

UMCM Suncoast will use these funds to develop a Fresh Initiatives Supply Hub (FISH) project in the download (1)Lealman neighborhood in order to improve access to fresh healthy foods for food pantries and residents in the immediate area. The goal of this project is to: Increase the amount of fresh fruits and vegetables delivered to food pantries in the Lealman food desert; Increase the amount of fresh fruits and vegetables delivered to individuals living in the Lealman food desert; Decrease the travel time of food pantries to pick up fresh produce; Increase food safety; Increase consumer knowledge on nutrition and fresh food preparation; Increase consumer consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables on a regular basis.

You can read more about UMCM at www.umcmsuncoast.org and more also about the great work Foundation for a Healthy St. Pete is doing in St. Petersburg, Florida at www.healthystpete.foundation.

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