The City of Milwaukee is accepting applications for the Fresh Food Access Fund, which provides grants for healthy food initiatives.

The fund will provide $200,000 worth of grants to organizations, both for-profit and not-for-profit, that increase the availability of healthy food or increase knowledge about healthy food choices. 

“Healthy food has the potential to improve the lives of many Milwaukee residents, and that’s the goal of the Fresh Food Access Fund,” said Mayor Tom Barrett.

“With this effort we can collaboratively reach more neighborhoods where good food options have been limited, and we can share valuable nutritional information so people can make the best choices.”

Through an earlier resolution, the Milwaukee Common Council directed the Department of City Development to develop a Fresh Food Access Strategy “to support full access to affordable, fresh foods for residents in neighborhoods throughout Milwaukee.”

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