Kresge grant boosts FreshLo project

The Center for Great Neighborhoods received a $75,000 grant from the Kresge Foundation for a neighborhood food-based e project.

The center’s Fresh, Local, & Equitable: Food as a Creative Platform for Neighborhood Revitalization (FreshLo) Initiative will include things like food mapping (creating art while simultaneously talking about and mapping food sources) and pilot projects (examples include cooking classes and training youth in gardening).

“Food and cultural expression are inextricably tied together, and have been throughout history,” said Stacey Barbas, senior program officer with Kresge’s Health Program. “FreshLo seeks to use that relationship to help local organizations build creative and invigorating pathways to better health and opportunity in urban low-income neighborhoods.”

The project was one of 26 selected from 500 applications nationwide.

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