Greenville, MS September 8, 2020 Greater Greenville Housing and Revitalization Association, Inc. announced today it received an $8,000.00 grant from Bayer Fund, which will be used to promote Greater Greenville’s Fresh Foods Initiative, a program which provides opportunities for local residents to access fresh fruits and vegetables.
“The Fresh Foods Initiative is a multifaceted program that provides greater access to unprocessed foods in an effort to promote healthier living within our community,” said Daniel Boggs, CEO of Greater Greenville. “The Greenville community is considered a food desert by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). This means that our residents have limited access to healthful and nourishing foods. As such, this initiative focuses on enhancing access to fresh foods by developing gardening areas throughout the community, installing fruit bearing trees and shrubs in common areas, educating individuals on proper vegetable care and harvesting techniques, and promoting and encouraging greater participation at the local Farmers’ Market. We are honored that the Bayer Fund has decided to invest in this initiative. It will greatly support our efforts as we look to develop a new, highly visible, Farmers’ Market pavilion in the near future.”
“Throughout the years, the grants given through Bayer Fund have helped strengthen our communities across the United States,” said Al Mitchell, President of Bayer Fund. “We’re proud to be able to provide support to develop programs that help combat challenges such as food insecurity, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education and support services to patients and families managing an illness or disease.”
In 2019, Bayer Fund awarded more than $14 million to over 3,200 charitable and nonprofit organizations to help address essential needs in food and nutrition, STEM education and community development. Over the last five years, nonprofit organizations across the U.S. have received more than $79 million.
To learn more about the programs and services of GGHRA, please visit www.gghra.org.
To learn more about Bayer Fund visit https://www.fund.bayer.us.