March 5, 2010- Community groups receive funding to promote food security

The Telegram- March 5, 2010

The provincial government announced today it will distribute $247,000 to seven community-based organizations under the Provincial Wellness Plan.
According to a news release, the funding supports projects designed to address food security issues. The grants are in addition to the Provincial Wellness Grants, which will be awarded in the coming weeks.
“Food security means all people have access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food,” Health Minister Jerome Kennedy said. “The funding our government is providing today to these organizations will help them ensure residents throughout the province have access to the healthy food they need.”
Community groups submitted proposals to receive funding to develop projects. Examples of projects include an action plan for sustainable community solutions surrounding food security, a public awareness campaign in Labrador and on the Burin Peninsula, teaching children to grow their own food and stocking community kitchens in several St. John’s neighborhoods.

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