ANCA awards mini grants to local food projects

May, 2019

SARANAC LAKE — In an effort to address food insecurity in the North Country region, the Adirondack North Country Association is awarding five grants as part of its 2019 FarmShare Fund Mini Grant Program.

Grant awards ranging from $675 to $1,500 will fund local food access projects led by the following organizations: Cornell Cooperative Extension of Hamilton County, CCE of Oneida County, the Essex County Public Health Department, GardenShare and the North Country Prenatal/Perinatal Council.

“Our goal for the FarmShare Fund is to encourage initiatives that directly benefit low-income families while introducing convenient and cost-effective options for accessing healthy local food,”Josh Bakelaar, ANCA local economies and agriculture director, said in a press release. “These projects often work in parallel with supplemental nutrition and education programs that combat hunger as well as public health challenges like obesity, diabetes and chronic heart disease.”

Read the full article in the Adirondack Daily Enterprise