Senator Stabenow Announces Over $200,000 to Create the Saginaw Food ClubMonday, December 19, 2022
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today announced that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) will award Saginaw Community Foundation $280,542 to create the Saginaw Food Club. These funds, provided by the American Rescue Plan Act, are awarded through the National Institute of Food and Agriculture’s Community Food Projects Competitive Grant Program.
The Saginaw Food Club will act as a grocery store and operate on a nonprofit membership model. The food club will provide affordable, healthy food in an area that had previously been a food desert. It will also feature a commercial-grade community kitchen, which will support new food related businesses and hold nutrition programs to promote healthy eating.
“This is a win-win for local food producers and families. The Saginaw Food Club will help create innovative partnerships in the local food system to provide affordable, healthy food for Michigan families who need it the most, ”said Senator Stabenow.
“Every person is in need of good nutrition for their health. This can only be done through healthy food access. The Saginaw Community Food Club and Kitchen (Food Club) will not only give people the ability to access healthy foods but also provide them choice while shopping, and with a price system all can afford. This opportunity to our community would not be possible without the partnership of the Saginaw Community Foundation (SFC),” said Tina Swanton, Saginaw Community Food Club and Kitchen Board President.
To find out more about this grant program visit www.nifa.usda.gov/grants
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