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

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CHARLESTON, W. Va. — US Senators Shelley Moore Capito (RW.Va.) and Joe Manchin (DW.Va.), each members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, introduced right now $713,879 from the US Division of Agriculture’s (USDA) Wholesome Meals Financing Initiative (HFFI). This funding will probably 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 typically squeeze accessibility, creating main logistical challenges,” Senator Capito mentioned. “This funding from USDA will assist function a catalyst to construct meals retail enterprise tasks in our communities, and ensure sources attain the elements 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 evening. Addressing meals insecurity continues to be certainly one of my high priorities, and I’m happy USDA is investing in West Virginia meals organizations by its Wholesome Meals Financing Initiative to strengthen meals provide chains, broaden grocery supply and reinforce meals outreach efforts,” Senator Manchin mentioned. “I look ahead to seeing the constructive 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 under:

  • $184,069 – Higher East Financial Improvement (EDGE) Integrated: Mountain Farm Neighborhood 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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