PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Three local organizations have received federal grants to help get food to underserved areas.
The money comes from the US Department of Agriculture’s Farmers Market Promotion Program. Pennsylvania Senator Bob Casey says the grants range from $40,000 to nearly $90,000, and the recipients include the Greensgrow Philadelphia Project, Share Food Program and People for People Incorporated.READ MORE: 2 Off-Duty Philadelphia Police Officers Robbed At Gunpoint In Oxford Circle
“They’re supposed to spend it on something as basic as improving transportation to get food to different markets, and sometimes how food is delivered—sometimes refrigeration and other equipment is needed,” Casey says.READ MORE: Dr. Ala Stanford To Receive Points Of Light Award Next Week
He also says that in addition to getting food into needy neighborhoods, the money will also help put people to work.MORE NEWS: Police: Man Shot Multiple Times, Killed In Philadelphia's Kensington Neighborhood
Reported by Lynne Adkins, KYW Newsradio