The South Berkshire Rural Health Network has been awarded $11,820 to develop a strategic plan and improve connections to the region's most vulnerable residents as part of a $250,000 grant from the state of Massachusetts, the Boston Globe reports.
"This support is critical, especially as our local food system weathers an increasingly volatile climate," Rebecca Tepper, secretary of the state's Department of Energy and Environmental Affairs, said in a press release.
The grants, awarded under the state's Local Food Policy Council program, "will enhance the work of existing and new local food policy councils and food working groups across Massachusetts," the state's Department of Agricultural Resources said in a statement.
The project will "address system change, increased capacity of the coordinator to facilitate ongoing strategic planning, equity as a vital component of the work, and the strengthening of collaborative relationships among partners through formal and informal structures to build a healthy food network and sustainable local system," the press release said. Read the Entire Article
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