Free fruits and vegetables now available weekly to low-income families in Grand Rapids
GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Hundreds of low-income families in Grand Rapids will have access to free fresh produce every week thanks to a national nonprofit that’s seeking to encourage more fruit and vegetable consumption in homes across the country. The “Good Food for All” program, launched Aug. 31, provides participating families with 50 servings of fruits and vegetables every week for 12 weeks. The Salvation Army of Kent County and the Boys & Girls Club in Grand Rapids are partnering with the nonprofit to distribute over 280,000 servings of high-quality fruits and vegetables to nearly 500 families in Grand Rapids, according to a Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) news release. “Here at The Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids we strive to enable all young people to reach their full potential,” Hoskins said in a prepared statement. The $8 million program will serve roughly 10.3 million servings of fruits and vegetables total.mlive.com
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